un·tapped | \ ˌən-ˈtapt \

Definition of untapped 

1 : not subjected to tapping an untapped keg

2 : not drawn upon or utilized as yet untapped markets

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Bamba is an athletic marvel, a sinewy tower of untapped potential. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Orlando-bound: Magic select former Texas star Mo Bamba sixth overall in NBA draft," 21 June 2018 Bamba is an athletic marvel, a sinewy tower of untapped potential. Nick Moyle, Houston Chronicle, "Magic select UT's Mo Bamba with No. 6 pick in NBA Draft," 21 June 2018 But, new offensive line coach Frank Pollack may feel Bodine has untapped potential. Paul Dehner Jr., Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Bengals Xtra: The free agents: Who stays, who goes?," 19 Jan. 2018 But there's a large and, as yet, untapped market for car subscription services. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "Car subscriptions could be boon for travelers," 1 July 2018 Gyroscopic Stabilization Illustration: Arthur Mount This technology addresses a vast untapped market in recreational boating: landlubbers, which is to say, those prone to seasickness, perhaps as much as a third of the population. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Skip the Seasickness: How Boats Are Getting More Tech-Savvy," 28 June 2018 But more important than that, women of color CEOs are able to access the kinds of untapped markets that investors are looking for. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "raceAhead: Black Women Company Founders Need Investment," 13 June 2018 For Western businesses, the deal meant access to Iran's largely untapped market of 80 million people. Jon Gambrell, chicagotribune.com, "Airplane and oil deals at risk in Trump pullout of Iran deal," 6 May 2018 India is a huge smartphone market with over 400 million users, but the country’s population of 1.3 billion means that there’s still a lot of untapped potential. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Samsung opens world’s biggest phone factory in India," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of untapped

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: available but not used

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