So we may see that the West was far from being an unexploited country when Kit Carson began his travels.
How could one expect so poor—or shall we say so unexploited?
Rubber—Existence of rubber plants in the Argentine—An unexploited source of wealth.
That's the condition of an unexploited country, my friends!'
Below the present margin of utility of any goods there exist great quantities of free goods, unused goods, or unexploited uses.
The mineral riches of Guatemala, while not unknown, may be said to be unexploited.
It is a curious fever, that which seizes upon the new-comer in an unexploited mining field.
"I'm sick of printing," was all Bobby would say, and no argument as to unexploited wealth could move him.
North of the end of steel extends 75 per cent of this rich Province, yet unexploited.
Macedonia could supply itself with the best cereal foods and to spare, and had unexploited veins of gold ore.
late 14c., "outcome of an action," from Old French esploit (12c.), a very common word, used in senses of "action, deed, profit, achievement," from Latin explicitum "a thing settled, ended, displayed," neuter of explicitus, past participle of explicare "unfold" (see explicit).
Meaning "feat, achievement" is c.1400. Sense evolution is from "unfolding" to "bringing out" to "having advantage" to "achievement." Related: Exploits.
c.1400 espleiten, esploiten "to accomplish, achieve, fulfill," from Old French esploitier, espleiter, from esploit (see exploit (n.)).
The sense of "use selfishly" first recorded 1838, from French, perhaps extended from use of the word with reference to mines, etc. (cf. exploitation). Related: Exploited; exploiting. As an adjective form, exploitative (1882) is from French; exploitive (by 1859) appears to be a native formation.