un·​plumbed | \ ˌən-ˈpləmd How to pronounce unplumbed (audio) \

Definition of unplumbed

1 : not tested with a plumb line
2a : not measured with a plumb
b : not thoroughly explored

Examples of unplumbed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Table Mountain, the crag that lords over Cape Town, has unusual aquifers whose depth and abundance of water are still unplumbed. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Drought In Post-Apartheid Cape Town: An Interview with Eve Fairbanks," 12 June 2018 Trump, his allies, and his kin are guilty of degrading the language of government and politics to a hitherto unplumbed low. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "What’s So Bad About the C-Word?," 5 June 2018 In territory that is, as yet, largely unplumbed by modern scholarship. Laura Bullard, Marie Claire, "Battling My Body: Being Queer with an Eating Disorder," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unplumbed

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unplumbed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unplumbed. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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