un·​ex·​plored | \ ˌən-ik-ˈsplȯrd How to pronounce unexplored (audio) \

Definition of unexplored

: not explored: such as
a : not penetrated or ranged over for purposes of geographical discovery an area of unexplored wilderness
b : not looked into or investigated unexplored options unexplored areas of study

Examples of unexplored in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the mission was targeted to land on the far side of the moon, a largely unexplored region. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "India's crashed lunar lander site is spotted on the moon," 3 Dec. 2019 Wale, meanwhile, plays the fiery, silver-tongued Orisha named Chango, an important link to Shadow’s unexplored past. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Danny Trejo joins American Gods season 3 with Julia Sweeney, rapper Wale," 21 Nov. 2019 Uranus and Neptune are relatively unexplored, the space agency added at the time, despite the fact that Voyager 2 snapped photos of both planets in 1986 and 1989, respectively. Fox News, "Neptune's moons are in a 'dance of avoidance,' NASA says," 19 Nov. 2019 Large swathes of Central Asia remain unexplored by archaeologists. Megan Gannon, Smithsonian, "Archaeologists Race to Preserve Artifacts as the Ice Melts in Mongolia," 20 Nov. 2019 Alexiades is fond of saying there are now more than 50 actives, not 37, and that since so many of the properties of plants remain unexplored, there are actually thousands of reactions taking place. Jamie Rosen, Town & Country, "Can Dr. Macrene Alexiades Replace Procedures with Plants?," 10 Oct. 2019 Likewise, the relationship between Dorothy and Ramona—the one on which the narrative depends—remains unexplored. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "Review: “Hustlers” Is a Lurid Crime Story with No Edge," 13 Sep. 2019 Save for the jokes, however, Bow’s background remained fairly unexplored. Jeanne Jakle, ExpressNews.com, "The 15 new fall 2019 TV shows you need to watch," 12 Sep. 2019 The ocean covers nearly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface yet more than 80% of it remains unexplored. The Economist, "The last of the great explorers," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of unexplored

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Unexplored.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexplored. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of unexplored

: not yet investigated or explored
: not yet studied or discussed thoroughly

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