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not yet used: previously untapped resources
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • It was therefore fair to say that the mineral wealth of the country was untapped.

    The Island Mystery George A. Birmingham
  • 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.


    Cory Doctorow
  • To the Allies only the untapped resources of America remained.

    Dangerous Days Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • 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
Word Origin and History for untapped

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

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