un·​in·​hab·​it·​able ˌən-in-ˈha-bə-tə-bəl How to pronounce uninhabitable (audio)
: unfit for habitation : not inhabitable
an uninhabitable wilderness

Examples of uninhabitable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the nuclear industry’s trial-and-error learning process is a dreadful thing: The rare catastrophes advance the science of nuclear power but also destroy lives and render entire towns uninhabitable. IEEE Spectrum, 31 Oct. 2011 Later this summer, part of the grandstand, which had been condemned and ruled uninhabitable, will be torn down along with the barns on the backstretch. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2024 And in some cases, that's when entire communities become unlivable or uninhabitable and are forced to relocate. Leah Sarnoff, ABC News, 17 May 2024 There are buildings that were unoccupied and uninhabitable for years in many cases. Dana Afana, Detroit Free Press, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for uninhabitable 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uninhabitable was in the 15th century

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“Uninhabitable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninhabitable. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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