undrilled

adjective

un·​drilled ˌən-ˈdrild How to pronounce undrilled (audio)
: not drilled
an undrilled oil field

Examples of undrilled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Climate activists remain correct in their essential diagnosis: In order to avoid catastrophic changes to the climate system, most undrilled fossil fuels must remain in the ground. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 30 Mar. 2022 Heck, back then existing wells were not profitable, much less undrilled ones. Bryce Erickson, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 The deal will give Pioneer access to about 97,000 contiguous net acres of mostly undrilled land, bringing Pioneer's total position to more than 1 million net acres, the company said. Clare Duffy, CNN, 2 Apr. 2021 The agreement will cover a large portion of Devon's acreage in the STACK shale play with an estimated 133 undrilled locations. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, 10 Dec. 2019 Other news: BP Plc returned to the peak-oil debate Tuesday, saying some companies' assets will be left undrilled. Houston Chronicle, 30 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undrilled was circa 1775

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“Undrilled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undrilled. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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