Definition of "pristine" [pris•tine]

  • Remaining in a pure state; uncorrupted by civilization. (adjective)
  • Remaining free from dirt or decay; clean: pristine mountain snow. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or typical of the earliest time or condition; primitive or original. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pristine" in a sentence
  • "Label condition—Is the label pristine, stained, or “bin soiled”?"
  • ""GOD BLESS YOU!" the priest clad in pristine white vestments shouted as he doused the boat and Vitter three times with water from a plastic oyster tub."
  • "Enjoy, native cuts in pristine clear clean moutnain water, nothing better ...."