pristine Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite completely free from dirt or contamination
    • pristine mountain snow
  2. adjective satellite immaculately clean and unused
    • handed her his pristine white handkerchief


Pris"tine adjective
L. pristinus, akin to prior: cf. F. pristin. See Prior, a.
  1. Belonging to the earliest period or state; original; primitive; primeval; as, the pristine state of innocence; the pristine manners of a people; pristine vigor.

Webster 1913