un·​tapped | \ ˌən-ˈtapt How to pronounce untapped (audio) \

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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This could open up more trans-Arctic maritime routes, according to the Government Accountability Office, allowing exploration of untapped petroleum reserves and threatening the borders of countries once insulated by thick ice off their coasts. Ben Kesling, WSJ, "Cold War Games: U.S. Is Preparing to Test the Waters in Icy Arctic," 11 Jan. 2019 But people have also discovered that quality is an untapped source of business value. Jessica Firger, Newsweek, "Can Tech Save the Planet? Cisco Thinks So," 15 Dec. 2017 Ceilings are the middle child of design canvases—they're often forgotten, but have tons of untapped potential to make your home stand out. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Everything You've Ever Needed to Know About Painting Your Ceilings," 15 Mar. 2019 Both could start for several MLS teams, though Nouhou is still only 21 and thought to have plenty of untapped potential. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Slimmer, quicker Nouhou puts European rumors aside and focuses on improving for Sounders," 5 Feb. 2019 Conscious consumerism may sound too good to be true, but your wallet is an untapped super power. Jane Mosbacher Morris, Marie Claire, "5 Easy Ways to Use Your Wallet to Create Real Change," 31 Jan. 2019 Just as striking are the politics, which seem to have tapped into an enormous, untapped demand for climate ambition. David Roberts, Vox, "The Green New Deal, explained," 21 Dec. 2018 As in Boston, yes, there's untapped upside here, and there's a hole or two to fill. Jack Dickey, SI.com, "Midseason Report Card: Red Sox, Yankees Continue to Control the AL East," 29 June 2018 As many as 900,000 were minorities, representing an enormous untapped pool of potential voters. NBC News, "Stacey Abrams shreds the usual game plan for Southern Democrats. Will it work?," 23 May 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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