Definition of unexplored in US English:

unexplored

adjective

  • 1(of a country or area) not investigated or mapped.

    • ‘Although most of ours was along small islands and in protected bays, the sites were unexplored.’
    • ‘An enormous natural wormhole was detected, leading to an unexplored area of the universe.’
    • ‘It was only recently discovered that the majority of these wells and caverns are interconnected, and much of this subterranean landscape is still unexplored.’
    • ‘The great outdoors of the Japanese Alps is there to greet you with spectacular views and some still unexplored areas.’
    • ‘The area probably also harbours large unexplored oil resources.’
    • ‘Antarctica is one of the great unexplored areas of the world.’
    • ‘While poaching had existed prior to this, the areas where tigers lived were unknown and many unexplored.’
    • ‘His Antarctic flights were to fly over unexplored areas also.’
    • ‘At the same time, keeping your units grouped will prevent you from finding quests and items in the unexplored areas of the map.’
    • ‘Monitoring and attempts to access unexplored sites are ongoing, but new alliances must be made.’
    • ‘Large areas, both offshore and onshore Namibia, still remain unexplored to determine the potential of gas and oil reserves.’
    • ‘Mayer and his group are currently mapping unexplored areas of the Arctic.’
    • ‘Work-life balance is now regarded as the political equivalent of unexplored Antarctica - virgin territory with huge potential.’
    • ‘There were other rooms down there, sleeping quarters, a kitchen, a lounge type room, and a many other unexplored areas.’
    • ‘There are new areas outside the mansion - also large and unexplored.’
    • ‘Still, you don't have to search out the dirt tracks to find unexplored country.’
    • ‘Space may be the final frontier, but what lurks below the waves is one of the last unexplored areas of the planet.’
    • ‘European settlers saw Australia as new and unexplored, perfect terrain over which to cast and re-cast the colonial net.’
    • ‘He is also looking at Mali - an area which is totally unexplored but opening up for the first time.’
    • ‘Most excitingly there are a number of areas with huge potential for safaris that remain largely unexplored.’
    untouched, unspoilt, untainted, untarnished, unadulterated, pure, immaculate, pristine, flawless
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    1. 1.1 Not evaluated or discussed in detail.
      ‘the research focuses on an unexplored theme in European history’
      • ‘Our work demands people's best and allows all of us to move ahead into unexplored areas.’
      • ‘As a result, themes developed in early chapters are dropped or go unexplored in later ones.’
      • ‘It was hard to choose between his heart and his mind, especially when those areas were vastly unexplored in his case.’
      • ‘For all his efforts at acute self-examination, though, one area remains largely unexplored.’
      • ‘Content lifetime is still a poorly understood and unexplored research area.’
      • ‘However, the details of functional divergence between duplicate genes remain largely unexplored.’
      • ‘Yet this is an area that is largely unexplored in the literature on research methods.’
      • ‘For Africanist art historians, postal history and the images on stamps are unexplored fields.’
      • ‘This is a largely unexplored field, mainly because the size of the mirrors used in infrared space telescopes has so far been limited.’
      • ‘There are many unexplored ways to get a computer user to work faster.’
      • ‘This archive was conceived as an organisation that will preserve unexplored areas of experience and expression of women.’
      • ‘Yet for all their efforts, little consensus on this topic has emerged, and many areas remain unexplored.’
      • ‘There's a vast and virtually unexplored area where the two overlap.’
      • ‘Transport of inorganic nutrients in relationship to leaf anatomical structure remains, to a large extent, an unexplored area in plant physiology.’
      • ‘Zone plate imagery is a fairly unexplored area of photography.’
      • ‘Another unexplored area is familial and common environmental factors involved in both asthma and panic.’
      • ‘The essays provide a glimpse into the many unexplored themes in Birmingham history.’

Pronunciation

unexplored

/ˌənəkˈsplɔrd//ˌənəkˈsplôrd/