seminatural

adjective

semi·​nat·​u·​ral ˌse-mē-ˈna-chə-rəl How to pronounce seminatural (audio)
ˌse-ˌmī-,
-mi-,
-ˈnach-rəl
: modified by human influence but retaining many natural features
a seminatural park

Examples of seminatural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Around the country, some residents of barrier islands are already debating whether to retreat and return these landscapes to seminatural states, or to remain and face the risk. David Garczynski, The New Yorker, 29 Oct. 2022 Many seminatural habitats were drained or plowed under. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 10 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seminatural was in 1948

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“Seminatural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seminatural. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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