un·​in·​hab·​it·​ed ˌən-in-ˈha-bə-təd How to pronounce uninhabited (audio)
: not occupied or lived in by people : not inhabited
an uninhabited island/house

Examples of uninhabited in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But money has been in short supply for the places where those uninhabited landscapes mingle with cities and towns. Alex Brown, oregonlive, 27 Aug. 2023 There are other places similar to Death Valley that may be as hot, such as Iran's Lut Desert, but like Death Valley are uninhabited so no one measures there, Burt said. CBS News, 17 July 2023 One of the pastors mentioned his great-grandparents had constructed a building not far from the growing tent city that was sitting uninhabited. Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 May 2023 The three-story stone building was constructed in 1886 as a family home but went uninhabited for 52 years until a San Francisco couple (one an interior designer, the other a real estate developer) discovered it in 2015 and restored the French Second Empire architecture to its original glory. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 5 Sep. 2023 The archipelago of eight major islands and dozens of small, uninhabited cays comes surrounded by some of the clearest and bluest waters on earth, which lap against the soft-sand shores. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2023 Wild otter attack leads to woman being airlifted to hospital, 2 others treated for injuries The island of Cay Sal -- isolated in the Straits of Florida north of Cuba and west of the Bahamas -- is just under 6 square miles and remains an uninhabited part of the Bimini district of the Bahamas. Jon Haworth, ABC News, 22 Aug. 2023 Zdarsky’s path presents a puzzle: By what star did this man navigate from communist Bohemia to utterly remote, uninhabited Lucin? Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Aug. 2023 Wednesday is the seventh anniversary of a ruling by an international tribunal at The Hague that decided China has no legal basis for such claims (But Beijing has not recognized the ruling and has instead built extensive military installations on previously uninhabited islands within the region). Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1571, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uninhabited was in 1571

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“Uninhabited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninhabited. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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