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

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Recent Examples on the Web But avoiding blank slate messaging isn't complicated, and there are rich aspects of texting’s impact on us still unexplored onscreen. Zak Jason, Wired, "TV Characters Don’t Have Text History. This Is Not OK," 16 Feb. 2021 And though the intermingling of social class is an interesting premise, it’s not exactly unexplored territory. Amanda Kohr, refinery29.com, "Where Were The Queer Relationships In Bridgerton?," 4 Feb. 2021 There are also unexplored links to the thyroid and hormones. New York Times, "What Can Covid-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell?," 28 Jan. 2021 This is not your typical explorer movie as Gray seeks to present something more challenging about why men seek the unexplored and commit themselves long past the point of sanity to seemingly impossible tasks. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 100 Best Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now," 16 Jan. 2021 The dataset was obtained during a recent survey of the unexplored western portion of the ancient basin. Julio Mercader Florin, Quartz Africa, "Scientist findings in Tanzania show how ancient humans used tools 2 million years ago," 16 Jan. 2021 China is preparing to send an unmanned spacecraft to a previously unexplored part of the moon on Tuesday in a bid to bring back material that could help scientists better understand the satellite’s origins. Washington Post, "China to launch moon mission, seeking to be first country in decades to collect lunar rocks," 23 Nov. 2020 More than a thousand patients have been evaluated, said Zijian Chen, the center’s medical director, but treating them is still like traveling in unexplored territory. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, "Explanations for ‘long Covid’ remain elusive. For now, believing patients and treating symptoms is the best doctors can do," 29 Dec. 2020 That unexplored territory may include at least 7 stray WWII bombs. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Archaeologists excavate ancient Roman takeout counter at Pompeii," 28 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of unexplored

1697, in the meaning defined above

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24 Feb 2021

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“Unexplored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexplored. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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