un·​in·​hab·​it·​able | \ ˌən-in-ˈha-bə-tə-bəl How to pronounce uninhabitable (audio) \

Definition of uninhabitable

: unfit for habitation : not inhabitable an uninhabitable wilderness

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Recent Examples on the Web If an area becomes uninhabitable, the structures can be dismantled and rebuilt with the same layout. E.o’k. | Dhaka, The Economist, "How architects are designing buildings for Bangladesh’s tropical monsoon climate," 5 Nov. 2019 Scientists have called this the Hothouse Earth scenario, where sea levels rise 30 to 200 feet (10 to 60 meters) and large parts of the planet become uninhabitable. Stephen Leahy, National Geographic, "Most countries aren't hitting 2030 climate goals, and everyone will pay the price," 5 Nov. 2019 The place was found to be uninhabitable until repairs are made. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "Manchester garage blaze tough to douse, fire official says," 11 Oct. 2019 Many buildings in Berlin had become uninhabitable due to the destruction of World War II. Washington Post, "In Berlin, quirky reminders linger from East-West divide," 4 Nov. 2019 The home is uninhabitable and the cause of the fire is still under investigation, Foley said in an email. Anna Kim, chicagotribune.com, "Garage fire in Glenview burns car, threatened to spread to adjacent home," 4 Nov. 2019 Delain also said the house is likely uninhabitable at the moment. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Germantown man hospitalized after his home caught fire Wednesday night," 31 Oct. 2019 Aided by wind gusts of up to 30 mph, the fire raced up hills, burning 17 acres, damaging six structures and leaving two structures uninhabitable. Los Angeles Times, "Heat, winds and power outages: California braces for days of dangerous conditions," 22 Oct. 2019 With their home uninhabitable, fire officials said residents found their own temporary housing arrangements. Lauren Hernández, SFChronicle.com, "Four Daly City residents displaced after home fire," 12 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of uninhabitable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2019

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“Uninhabitable.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninhabitable. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of uninhabitable

: not safe or suitable to be lived in

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