lightless

adjective
light·​less | \ˈlīt-ləs \

Definition of lightless 

1 : receiving no light : dark

2 : giving no light

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Examples of lightless in a Sentence

wondered what might be lurking in the lightless corners of the basement

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The other twisted and whined at the end of a leash that Contreras clutched as the gales threatened to suck the mutt away into the lightless night. Martin Kuz, San Antonio Express-News, "After the hurricane, the storm within," 9 Apr. 2018 More art on the austere lower mezzanine, and on the platforms (another level down), would have enlivened the vast and lightless space. Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek, "New York's Newest Subway Station: a Gateway to Dubai-on-the-Hudson," 15 Sep. 2015 I was forced to conduct a salvage operation that would take me to the lightless depths of the analog age. Alexander Nazaryan, New York Times, "A Personal Foray Into the Long-Lost Pynchon Tapes," 19 May 2017 Around the set and throughout Fox News’s subterranean Midtown newsroom, a lightless former Sam Goody, staffers watched the display with mixed and fraught emotions. Vanityfair.com, VanityFair.com, "Exclusive: After Ailes’s Shocking Death, Fox News Grieves—and Breathes a Sigh of Relief," 19 May 2017 Black holes will evaporate, matter itself will eventually decay into radiation and the universe will be a cold, lightless, lifeless place for the rest of eternity. Yvette Cendes, Discover Magazine, "When Will It be 'Game Over' For the Universe?," 6 Feb. 2017 In the city, young homeless people can be chameleons blending in with average New Yorkers by the bright lights of Times Square, the lightless halls of stations and terminals, and the pitch dark of alleys. Nikita Stewart, New York Times, "Homeless Young People of New York, Overlooked and Underserved," 5 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of lightless

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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