underexploited

adjective
un·​der·​ex·​ploit·​ed | \ ˌən-dər-ik-ˈsplȯi-təd How to pronounce underexploited (audio) \

Definition of underexploited

: not fully or sufficiently utilized an underexploited food source

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But the fluidity of online identity remains an underexploited possibility. A. O. Scott, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Ready Player One,’ Spielberg Plays the Nostalgia Game," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of underexploited

1952, in the meaning defined above

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