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 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 Data is the key enabler of this - by connecting all the activities in your revenue process together revenue growth, organizations can identify and address all the unexploited opportunities and gaps in their revenue process to grow faster. Gary Drenik, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 Populations that were previously clustered around rivers exploded onto the productive but unexploited steppe. Cody Cassidy, Wired, 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, 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, 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, 1 May 2019 See More

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First Known Use of unexploited

1888, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Unexploited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexploited. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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