untapped

adjective
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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People look out at the expanse of the bay and see this untapped potential. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Ferry service to Chase Center for Warriors games gains momentum with proposal," 19 June 2019 Exploratory drilling has penetrated more than 1,800 feet without finding the end of the rare-earth deposit here, an indication of its untapped potential. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, "China hints it will choke off U.S. ‘rare earths’ access. But it’s not that easy.," 11 June 2019 Exploratory drilling has penetrated more than 1,800 feet without finding the end of the rare-earth deposit here, an indication of its untapped potential. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, "China hints it will choke off U.S. ‘rare earths’ access. But it’s not that easy.," 10 June 2019 The fist dropped the river 140 feet over the course of 30 miles, and therein lay the untapped potential of the Tennessee, the chance to make power—a lot of it—out of water. Kevin Baker, Harper's magazine, "Where Our New World Begins," 10 May 2019 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

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First Known Use of untapped

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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untapped

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English Language Learners Definition of untapped

: available but not used

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