unexploited

adjective
un·ex·ploit·ed | \ ˌən-ik-ˈsplȯi-təd \

Definition of unexploited 

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

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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 Still, critics warn the continent’s growing use of coal for power will have other harmful consequences, including the environmental impacts of mining the continent’s previously unexploited coal reserves. National Geographic, "As the World Cuts Back on Coal, a Growing Appetite in Africa," 10 May 2017 By leaving few fossil-fuels resources in the United States unexploited, the thinking goes, the country can fund infrastructure and bolster national security. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Trump administration has new energy buzzword," 25 May 2017 Still, critics warn the continent’s growing use of coal for power will have other harmful consequences, including the environmental impacts of mining the continent’s previously unexploited coal reserves. National Geographic, "As the World Cuts Back on Coal, a Growing Appetite in Africa," 10 May 2017 History has shown that dams are too costly a method of generating electricity, and this is particularly true in Iraq, which has vast and unexploited solar potential. David Owen, The New Yorker, "The Mail," 16 Jan. 2017

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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