unlit

adjective
un·​lit | \ ˌən-ˈlit How to pronounce unlit (audio) \

Definition of unlit

: not lighted: such as
a : not kindled or ignited an unlit fire an unlit cigar
b : not illuminated with light unlit roads an unlit stairway

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Recent Examples on the Web Porter was able to tolerate 50 lux for 12 hours a day after 13 weeks, which Kaski said is roughly equivalent to standing in the middle of a fairly large, otherwise unlit room with natural light coming in from through a few windows. Rebecca Sohn, STAT, "With chronic migraines, she avoided light for 18 months — and developed a condition from centuries past," 22 Feb. 2021 Taking that into consideration, the candles could be dedicated decor pieces once they’re marbleized and remain unlit from then on. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "You Can Use the Smoke From a Flame to Give White Taper Candles a Marble Effect," 13 Jan. 2021 The armed men told the hundreds of boys gathered in the unlit courtyard that they had been deployed for the school’s protection and that the students needed to follow them. Joe Parkinson, WSJ, "Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolboys Say Ransom Was Paid, Tell of Beatings," 23 Dec. 2020 Christopher Lashaun Twyman, known as Chris T, ran down an unlit grassy lane. Challen Stephens | Cstephens@al.com, al, "Police wanted ‘a dog that would bite a Black person’," 29 Oct. 2020 As summer comes to an end, so has the outrage, repudiation, and threats directed at those who pointed a spotlight on an unlit and undiscussed corner of the community of Vacherie. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "A Private Swim Club Was Accused Of Racial Segregation — Then, It Disappeared From The Internet," 17 Sep. 2020 The state Senate’s version of the bill, passed on Friday, would prevent police from pulling over motorists for minor infractions related to the condition of their cars, such as having an unlit license plate. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "Virginia Democrats advance measures tightening thresholds for traffic stops," 29 Aug. 2020 In other cases, unlit flares allow all the methane that passes through them to vent, unburned, into the air. Phil Mckenna, ExpressNews.com, "Bad news for climate: Methane emissions in Permian even higher than feared," 23 Apr. 2020 Plan to do your longer drives in the morning, as some of these cross-island roads are unlit, which can be challenging for first-time visitors (plus, the views on every bit of this loop are unmissable). Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Beach-to-Jungle Road Trip Across the French Caribbean Island of Martinique," 3 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of unlit

circa 1764, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unlit was circa 1764

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26 Feb 2021

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“Unlit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlit. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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unlit

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unlit

: not having any light shining so you can see
: not burning : not lit
: not turned on to provide light

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