uninhabited

adjective
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

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Baros Maldives is one of these, and a Maldivian entrepreneurial success story that started in 1973, being the third Baros Holiday Resort with 28 rooms on an uninhabited island that was previously a coconut palm plantation. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Baros Maldives," 4 May 2019 From the water, the place looks uninhabited—beachfront properties are prohibited. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "Why India’s Andaman Islands Could Be the New Maldives," 4 Jan. 2019 In this video, a Sea Stallion lifts a AH-1Z attack helicopter during an exercise on Idesuna Jima, an uninhabited island off the coast of Okinawa. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch a Marine Corps Helicopter Lift Another Marine Helicopter," 15 Apr. 2019 There's also Gardiners Island, a private and uninhabited stretch named after the Gardiner family, a wealthy and flamboyant clan that has mostly died out. Marisa Meltzer, Town & Country, "In the Hamptons, Staying In Is the New Going Out," 27 June 2016 China’s vast reclamation project, which began in earnest in 2013, shortly after Xi became the country’s paramount leader, has steadily turned once-uninhabited places into fortified islands with airfields and increasingly military outposts. Steven Lee Myers, BostonGlobe.com, "Lasers and missiles heighten military tensions for US, China," 4 May 2018 China’s vast reclamation project, which began in earnest in 2013, shortly after Mr. Xi became the country’s paramount leader, has steadily turned once-uninhabited places into fortified islands with airfields and increasingly military outposts. Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, "Lasers and Missiles Heighten U.S.-China Military Tensions," 4 May 2018 The stunning grand dames of Bad Gastein have undeniably gorgeous bones but most are uninhabited, bringing an eerie quiet to the fairy tale setting. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "This Austrian Spa and Ski Town Is Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film," 11 Jan. 2019 Stranger still, the colonies at the site in Brazil appear to be uninhabited, abandoned thousands of years ago. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "Found: A Field of Termite Mounds You Can See From Space," 19 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of uninhabited

1571, in the meaning defined above

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uninhabited

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of uninhabited

of a place : not lived in by people

uninhabited

adjective
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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