un·in·hab·it·able | \ ˌən-in-ˈha-bə-tə-bəl \

Definition of uninhabitable 

: unfit for habitation : not inhabitable an uninhabitable wilderness

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Making American cities uninhabitable Imagine this scenario. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "Innovative project harnesses Legos and smartphones in the fight against invisible, deadly weapons," 13 July 2018 Eighteen groups that regularly use the space were forced out of the uninhabitable building. Anya Van Wagtendonk, Philly.com, "To save the world, first they must save a building in West Philly," 12 July 2018 Take the Moon away, and the Earth’s obliquity becomes even less stable than Mars’s, swinging as high as 85º. Such poles-pointing-at-the-Sun episodes would make continents at currently temperate latitudes uninhabitable. The Economist, "Empty sky, empty Earth?," 5 July 2018 The Red Planet is a freezing, faraway, uninhabitable desert. Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, "Is Colonizing Mars the Most Important Project in Human History?," 29 June 2018 No information on the source of the fire, which was called accidental by Kubinski, or if anyone was displaced from the uninhabitable apartment was provided. Rafael Guerrero, Naperville Sun, "Fire burns hole in roof of Naperville apartment building," 10 Mar. 2018 The raging downpour in June 2010 flooded the sanctuary, rendering the church uninhabitable. Kristin E. Holmes, Philly.com, "As Philly neighborhoods gentrify, black churches lose their base and leave," 6 July 2018 While Milwaukee police were investigating a fire inside an apartment complex early Sunday, another fire was started inside the building that left some of the units temporarily uninhabitable, according to a Police Department news release. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Accelerant used to start fire in Milwaukee apartment complex while police were in building," 8 Apr. 2018 Another option, known as rental assistance, could help families whose homes in Puerto Rico are still deemed uninhabitable by FEMA. Aaron Leibowitz, miamiherald, "Displaced Puerto Ricans can fly home or stay in Florida with no FEMA housing. They're staying.," 30 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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