from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Remaining in a pure state; uncorrupted by civilization.
- adj. Remaining free from dirt or decay; clean: pristine mountain snow.
- adj. Of, relating to, or typical of the earliest time or condition; primitive or original.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied
- adj. Primitive, pertaining to the earliest state of something
- adj. Relating to sawfishes of the family Pristidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to the earliest period or state; original; primitive; primeval
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or belonging to a primitive or early state or period; original; primitive: as, pristine innocence; the pristine manners of a people.
- Synonyms Primitive, etc. See primary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. immaculately clean and unused
- adj. completely free from dirt or contamination
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 ....
My point is that decommissioning the orbiters and sending them to a museum in pristine condition seems wasteful.
I've seen scientists having their photos taken for publicity shots and I know the photographer often ends up making the setting quite artificial (PI in pristine lab coat holding up a sequencing gel or other film while artfully arranged reagent bottles sparkle in the background seemed to be a popular one), so it's hard to know how representative they are of what these women usually dressed when they were working.
But if you have the spare cash and want your figures in pristine condition to display then new figures is the way to go.
I read hardcovers with the jacket on -- until I finally get irritated with trying to keep it in pristine condition and then take it off until I'm done!
I have no problem lending my books out because I crease pages, fold down pages, eat while eating, so they're not in pristine condition.
I always take the jacket off to keep it in pristine conditions!
While we are thoroughly enjoying our visit to this idyllic little town, our thoughts go back to the Atlanta airport where, while transferring between terminals, we were surprised by the number of young men and women in pristine, desert-camouflage uniforms who were walking purposefully through the concourses or riding trams towards the gates and to the aircraft that would eventually take them back to Afghanistan.