un·​in·​hab·​it·​ed | \ ˌən-in-ˈha-bə-təd How to pronounce uninhabited (audio) \

Definition of uninhabited

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

Examples of uninhabited in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two 100-foot Italian yachts were anchored offshore in what was once a remote, uninhabited location. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2022 The notoriously steep Achadas da Cruz Cable Car ride transports local farmers and visitors down a 98% grade to the uninhabited agricultural village of Fajã da Quebrada Nova. Lauren Breedlove, Travel + Leisure, 21 Apr. 2022 At the time, the land was little more than uninhabited pasture and swamp, according to Reedy Creek's website. Eric Levenson And Dianne Gallagher, CNN, 21 Apr. 2022 Its creation allowed Disney to transform acres of uninhabited pasture and wetland into a massive driver of tourism. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2022 Using highly advanced autonomous technology, these aircraft fly far more independently than older generations of uninhabited aircraft. Dave Deptula, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 That’s superyacht RoMa motoring off an uninhabited island. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 3 May 2022 The film features Hanks as a FedEx systems analyst who washes up on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 16 Apr. 2022 On Friday afternoon, the home was quiet and uninhabited. oregonlive, 12 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of uninhabited

1571, in the meaning defined above

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“Uninhabited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninhabited. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of uninhabited

: not lived in or on an uninhabited island


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