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

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Sep. 2022.

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