untapped

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un- +‎ tapped

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untapped (comparative more untapped, superlative most untapped)

  1. Not tapped; not drawn on in terms of resources.
    • 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide[1], page 18:
      The author kindly welcomes notification of any terms overlooked, any antedatings of earliest attestations, and any untapped sources that may prove to be productive.
    • 2022 April 6, “Open Access: Fewer, longer trains”, in RAIL, number 954, page 64:
      If 90% (often quoted) of the UK public don't use trains regularly, there is a huge untapped potential market for securing extra passengers.

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