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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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 If Massachusetts businesses can find new workers by drawing on untapped pools across the state, that will blunt arguments that America's economic recovery has passed its peak and that the unemployment rate has fallen too low. Evan Horowitz, BostonGlobe.com, "As Massachusetts goes, so might the US economy," 13 Apr. 2018 In other words, visitors of color are an untapped market for Boston, and millions of dollars are being left at the table. Shirley Leung, BostonGlobe.com, "Tourism board will try again after inept search for leader," 17 Apr. 2018 The 2015 landmark nuclear deal — which curbed the Iranian nuclear enrichment program in return for the lifting of international sanctions — marked a rush for Western businesses to access Iran’s largely untapped market of 80 million people. Nasser Karimi, The Seattle Times, "Iran oil minister: French oil giant Total pulls out of Iran," 20 Aug. 2018 For Western businesses, the deal meant access to Iran’s largely untapped market of 80 million people. Jon Gambrell, USA TODAY, "Airplane and oil deals at risk in Trump pullout of Iran deal," 6 May 2018 Serving a largely untapped Latino audience has fueled Mitú's rapid growth. Alejandra Reyes-velarde, latimes.com, "Mitú doubles down on TV with 'Browntown,' its first sketch comedy series targeting young Latinos," 7 Mar. 2018 Now, lifting weights helps her drill into herself, striking untapped power with every repetition. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "Sarah Hyland Opens Up About Dialysis and Her Second Kidney Transplant," 10 Dec. 2018

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1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: available but not used

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