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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Those without shelter stay in vehicles, underpasses, tents and other places considered uninhabitable, a figure that rose 9% in the last two years. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mercy Mats help the homeless and keep plastic bags out of landfills," 8 Apr. 2018 The next day, on Monday, the structure was deemed uninhabitable by Baltimore County Fire Department Division Chief Thomas Ramey because the load-bearing wall had collapsed and the new, temporary support wall was not up to county standards. Cody Boteler, baltimoresun.com, "Catonsville house only one deemed 'unsafe' after flooding in Baltimore County," 1 June 2018 The building's second-story is sagging badly and is uninhabitable, and the rest is in poor condition. Andres Viglucci, miamiherald, "Famed for protecting historic buildings, this city wants to bulldoze one. For parking.," 29 June 2018 The tax break was the result of toilets being disconnected to make the property uninhabitable. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Morning Spin: Ex-federal prosecutor to review Illinois House operations after harassment, bullying claims," 19 June 2018 Connecticut has been a safe haven for multiple families who fled the island after their homes and much of the island were left uninhabitable. Ruth Bruno, courant.com, "Puerto Rican Day Parade Returns To Downtown Hartford," 1 June 2018 Even if that plan is successful, many hundreds of islands will become uninhabitable, and hundreds of thousands of people will become climate refugees. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Military Study Finds 1,000 Islands Will Be Uninhabitable By Mid-Century," 27 Apr. 2018 In Silicon Valley, a home that burned down two years ago just went on the market for $800,000, though real estate agents say the price reflects the value of the lot in San Jose, Calif., more than the uninhabitable home. Don Sweeney, sacbee, "In this California city, houses probably earn more per hour than you do, report finds | The Sacramento Bee," 12 Apr. 2018 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

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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