Share this entry

pristine
American English: /ˈprɪsˌtin/
, /prɪˈstin/
British English: /ˈprɪstiːn/
, /ˈprɪstʌɪn/

Translation of pristine in Spanish:

adjective

[formal] [literary]
  • 1.1 (perfect, unspoiled) in pristine condition
    en perfecto or impecable estado
    1.2 (original)
    Example sentences
    • Sad to report, it was sold in its original box, its pristine condition signalling that it had never been opened.
    • Needless to say, the vehicle was not in its original pristine condition upon its return.
    • It has been kept in pristine condition in recent years thanks to the diligent work of the local graveyard committee.
    Example sentences
    • It's a hopeful sign if their wardrobes contain a pristine row of white shirts, or monochrome cashmere.
    • What started as a pristine white shirt on Thursday morning was now really grimy.
    • His face and once pristine white school shirt were drenched in blood.

Definition of pristine in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day sarcasmo
    Pronunciation:
    m
    sarcasm …
    Cultural fact of the day

    mezcal

    Mezcal is an alcoholic drink similar to tequila obtained in Mexico by distilling the juice or aguamiel extracted from roasted tips of the maguey plant. Bottles of mezcal are usually sold containing a gusano, the larva of an insect that lives on the maguey. This is said to enhance the flavor.