un·​der·​ex·​ploit·​ed ˌən-dər-ik-ˈsplȯi-təd How to pronounce underexploited (audio)
: not fully or sufficiently utilized
an underexploited food source

Examples of underexploited in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the fluidity of online identity remains an underexploited possibility. A. O. Scott, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of underexploited was in 1952

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“Underexploited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underexploited. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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