un·​ex·​plored ˌən-ik-ˈsplȯrd How to pronounce unexplored (audio)
: not explored: such as
: not penetrated or ranged over for purposes of geographical discovery
an area of unexplored wilderness
: not looked into or investigated
unexplored options
unexplored areas of study

Examples of unexplored in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While geologists have identified at least 220 caves and 17 miles of natural tunnels, much of the area remains unexplored. Carley Rojas Avila, Travel + Leisure, 10 Nov. 2023 Hermes builds a solid thoroughfare, but mysterious hollows in the passing landscape remain unexplored. Ian Penman, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023 That’s because of the way dreams access the mind, which, like the ocean, remains largely unexplored. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 7 June 2023 Agarwal takes visitors back in time to when the web still felt novel, unexplored and optimistic. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Nov. 2023 This was unexplored territory for Mastercard, and the company’s marketing team wanted to create a space that engaged all of a customer’s senses. T.m. Brown, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2023 The characters’ discontent seems to be almost biblically pre-determined — familiar, but unexplained and unexplored. Luke Schulze, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Sep. 2023 The audience will relish watching the story unfold in a previously unexplored milieu. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 2 Oct. 2023 As a keeper of the natural history department of the British Museum (which later became the Natural History Museum), Shaw had already spent some time examining samples of exotic wildlife coming from the newly colonized and largely unexplored continent of Australia. Stephen C. George, Discover Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unexplored was in 1697

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“Unexplored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexplored. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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