AskDefine | Define pristine

Dictionary Definition

pristine adj
1 completely free from dirt or contamination; "pristine mountain snow"
2 immaculately clean and unused; "handed her his pristine white handkerchief"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From pristin.

Pronunciation

Adjective

pristine
  1. unspoiled (by civilization), in its original state

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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