un·​in·​hab·​it·​ed | \ˌən-in-ˈha-bə-təd \

Definition of uninhabited 

: not occupied or lived in by people : not inhabited an uninhabited island/house

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Experts have uncovered stunning evidence that parts of the Amazon long thought to have been almost uninhabited were once home to populations of up to a million people. James Rogers, Fox News, "Amazing Amazon discovery: 'Uninhabited' areas were once home to a million people," 28 Mar. 2018 Monetas, through a glass partition, looked dark and uninhabited, as if nobody worked there. Gideon Lewis-kraus, WIRED, "The Blockchain: A Love Story—And a Horror Story," 18 June 2018 The uninhabited, wooded parcel was once a working farm owned by Mrs. Graham and her husband. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Harford to end ownership of arts center site," 15 June 2018 Regions affected may seem remote and largely uninhabited to outside eyes, but permafrost lands contain settlements ranging from small villages to industrial cities with populations over 100,000. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, "Something Stirs: What Will Happen as Permafrost Thaws?," 15 May 2018 Instead, the deadly environment of The Rain calls back to Tarkovsky’s Stalker, about a dangerous and uninhabited area—the Zone—where every tuft of grass threatens a hidden profundity. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Something Is Damp in the State of Denmark," 11 May 2018 But, since most of the planet is either uninhabited or ocean, most are never seen. Matt Milner, chicagotribune.com, "Meteor spotted streaking across much of Midwest Sunday night," 9 July 2018 But as soon as the music of the Black Crow's Hard to Handle began, Hadwin transformed into an uninhabited singer with stage presence and confidence in her dance moves. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "This 13-year-old slayed the 'America's Got Talent' judges with a Janis Joplin-like performance," 13 June 2018 Workers have made an unexpected discovery when demolishing an uninhabited house in France — 600 gold coins. Shireen Khalil, Fox News, "Gold coins worth $155G discovered in abandoned house," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of uninhabited

1571, in the meaning defined above

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un·​in·​hab·​it·​ed | \ˌən-in-ˈha-bə-təd\

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: not lived in or on an uninhabited island

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