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 Existing technologies like magnetometry, which measures magnetic fields from the surface down to a certain (pretty shallow) depth, do a great job with some cases, but leave the depths unplumbed. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 10 June 2020 Table Mountain, the crag that lords over Cape Town, has unusual aquifers whose depth and abundance of water are still unplumbed. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, 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, 5 June 2018 In territory that is, as yet, largely unplumbed by modern scholarship. Laura Bullard, Marie Claire, 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 4 Aug. 2021.

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