unexploited

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

Definition of unexploited

: not exploited or developed : not taken advantage of unexploited resources

Examples of unexploited in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Populations that were previously clustered around rivers exploded onto the productive but unexploited steppe. Cody Cassidy, Wired, "Who Invented the Wheel? And How Did They Do It?," 6 May 2020 And then there are the vast unexploited resources of Greenland that Denmark will never realize. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Denmark may face Greenland bidding war," 29 Aug. 2019 Now, a monthslong CNN investigation has established who is behind the funding to deepen Russia's presence and in return winning access to unexploited riches. Mirtha Donastorg, CNN, "Settle in with these weekend reads," 16 Aug. 2019 With the looming bait crisis, however, some are looking at salmon farms through a new lens, and some lobstermen are seeing a large, local, and unexploited source of bait. Andrew Hetherington, National Geographic, "Maine is running out of lobster bait. Is salmon the answer?," 1 May 2019 When economic decisions must be made under the daily, disciplining grind of the marketplace, the prevalence of unexploited profitable opportunities and wayward decisions can be expected to diminish. Richard B. Mckenzie, WSJ, "People Aren’t Rational, and That’s Why We Need Free Trade," 15 June 2018 Existing mines are operating below capacity and many resources remain unexploited due to energy shortages and lack of access to new equipment, according to a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. James Griffiths, CNN, "After nukes and summits, can Kim Jong Un reform North Korea's economy?," 8 June 2018 All wild species of salmon are genetically diverse to an extraordinary extent, each fashioned for its own natal stream like a key for a lock, and yet some fish stray, leading to the colonization of unexploited streams. Richard Adams Carey, WSJ, "‘Kings of the Yukon’ Review: A Song for the Salmon," 25 May 2018 What seems to have gone missing was any realization that there's an entire continent south of Mexico that is virtually unexplored — and unexploited — by U.S. film interests/fans/funders. John Anderson, latimes.com, "Latin American cinema offers untapped riches just south of the North American border," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of unexploited

1888, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2020

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“Unexploited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexploited. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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