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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: pristinus

pristine

adjective
     
pris‧tine
1 extremely fresh or clean:
a pristine white shirt
2 something that is pristine is in the same condition as when it was first made:
The car has been restored to pristine condition.
3 not spoiled or damaged in any way:
pristine African rainforest
WORD FOCUS: clean WORD FOCUS: clean
very clean: spotless, pristine, immaculate, spick and span


See also
clean

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