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

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, "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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“Underexploited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underexploited. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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