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

Examples of untapped in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Covington and Oakland head coach Greg Kampe figured there was still some untapped potential in Cain. Ben Steele, Journal Sentinel, 28 July 2022 Yet until or unless the existing digital infrastructure of hospitals and health systems is able to integrate with these innovative tools, their full power will remain untapped. Reza Amin, Forbes, 25 July 2022 Despite decades of research and development, however, this aromatic information has remained mostly untapped. Daniela Hernandez, WSJ, 16 July 2022 While not widely known, the autism community is an untapped resource of diverse talent. Jennifer "jay" Palumbo, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Since the mid-1900s, institutions have been coming up with ways to match the untapped resource of older adults with the unmet needs of our most vulnerable young people. Laura Newberrystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2022 As domestic and global box offices slump, China — slowly and suspiciously opening itself up to Western influences — becomes the new frontier: a great lake of virgin moviegoing imagination, a vast untapped resource. New York Times, 1 Feb. 2022 The workforce is an untapped resource for access, recognition and quality of treatment for substance-use disorders, Fiellin said. Stephen Singer, courant.com, 9 Nov. 2021 By speaking about the untapped power that women could bring to Japan’s economy, Abe elevated the issue of women’s roles in Japanese society, encouraging women to seek work outside the home and pushing men to accept the societal changes. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 11 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of untapped

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Untapped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untapped. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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