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untapped

/ʌnˈtæpt/
adjective
1.
not yet used: previously untapped resources
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  • All other information relating to the Nipe went through special channels known to be untapped by the Nipe.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • It was therefore fair to say that the mineral wealth of the country was untapped.

    The Island Mystery George A. Birmingham
  • To the Allies only the untapped resources of America remained.

    Dangerous Days Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • We need an awakening to the untapped power and possibilities of human nature.

    Theism or Atheism Chapman Cohen
  • There you have it—roommate-ware for homeless people, a great and untapped market.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
Word Origin and History for untapped
adj.

1775, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of tap (v.). Figurative use from c.1890.

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