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 Yet the possible social harms of the nation’s militarized conservation approach have gone unexplored. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, "To Stop Wildlife Crime, Conservationists Ask Why People Poach," 10 Jan. 2020 Beware: What lies beyond is unexplored—and perilous. National Geographic, "How do photographers see things differently?," 8 Nov. 2019 Love Island fans are well aware that in the Villa, no drama is left unexplored. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "A Kardashian- Love Island Crossover Almost (Kinda) Happened," 7 Jan. 2020 As the characters return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they're forced to brave parts unknown and unexplored to escape the world's most dangerous game. Detroit Free Press, "New movies this week: 'The Two Popes,' 'Richard Jewell,' 'Jumanji: The Next Level'," 12 Dec. 2019 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

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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?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=u&file=unexp03ld. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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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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