unmined

adjective

un·​mined ˌən-ˈmīnd How to pronounce unmined (audio)
: not mined
unmined land
unmined resources

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Also, there’s so much unmined drama in the Civil Rights Movement. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 22 Apr. 2021 Africa has the world’s largest unmined deposits of minerals; the largest unexplored territories likely to yield coal, oil and gas; and the largest reserve of undeveloped arable land. Pete Guest, Newsweek, 26 Mar. 2014 In late December, those worries gained traction when a mining company filed for a permit to develop an open-pit mine atop one of the world’s largest unmined sources of copper and gold. David Douglas, NBC News, 3 Feb. 2018 South Africa is one of the world’s leading producers of gold, but the century-old industry has become increasingly perilous, with miners forced to descend ever deeper in search of unmined ore, according to Bloomberg. Eli Meixler, Time, 2 Feb. 2018 A half-century later, analysis of previously unmined data reveals that many have never healed. George Stanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmined was in 1831

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Cite this Entry

“Unmined.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmined. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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