un·​ex·​ploit·​ed ˌən-ik-ˈsplȯi-təd How to pronounce unexploited (audio)
: not exploited or developed : not taken advantage of
unexploited resources

Examples of unexploited in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Food importers began to search again for reliable partners in developing countries with unexploited capacity and low productivity. Eckart Woertz, Foreign Affairs, 21 Oct. 2013 But those have gone largely unexploited. IEEE Spectrum, 12 May 2021 Native Americans are organizing to protect their largely unexploited Colorado River water rights while exploring water-sharing options with areas of greater demand. Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2023 Certain groups of animals show a remarkable capacity for quickly evolving into new species to seize control of unexploited niches in the environment. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 21 Oct. 2010 The idea of an unexploited market of soon-to-be-soccer fans has long beckoned to FIFA’s marketing teams, especially during the 1994 stateside World Cup, but has never been fully realized. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 5 Dec. 2022 Which is reasonable enough: Many of Saunders’ stories have unexploited potential for Hollywood studio films. Bonnie Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2022 Wolves have long embodied the dangers of the world unexplored—and unexploited—by humans. Eleanor Cummins, The New Republic, 2 Aug. 2021 What, if any, resources and strategies for building decarbonization remain untapped and unexploited? Bradford Dockser, Forbes, 21 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unexploited was in 1888

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“Unexploited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexploited. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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