un·​liv·​able | \ˌən-ˈli-və-bəl \

Definition of unlivable 

: unable to be lived or unfit to live in, on, or with : not livable unlivable tenements … he devoted himself to making life unlivable for them.— Jack London

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The area where the woman lived was a studio apartment on the first floor, which is unlivable because of smoke damage. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wales fire destroys second floor of rental home," 2 July 2018 County officials found there was no electric box on the property, making it unlivable. Keith Bierygolick, Cincinnati.com, "83-year-old veteran bought house for grandson, who struggled with drugs: 'I was scammed'," 28 June 2018 According to KWCH12, Greenwood County Sheriff Heath Samuels said that in addition to the injuries, 78 homes in the area were damaged, with 12 declared unlivable and 10 destroyed. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, "8 Injured After Devastating Tornado Hits Small Kansas Town," 27 June 2018 If some of the more dire predictions for sea rise come true, scientists say coastal homes will become unlivable. Alex Harris And Joey Flechas, miamiherald, "This Miami street could be the blueprint for how the city handles sea level rise," 28 June 2018 In 2012, the United Nations warned that Gaza could be unlivable by 2020. Alexandra Zavis, latimes.com, "In Gaza Strip protests, the anger has many targets," 14 May 2018 Photo: Adel Hana/Associated Press The United Nations said in a report last year that Gaza was becoming unlivable due to a lack of work opportunities, the failure of the health-care system and other problems. Jared Malsin, WSJ, "Egypt Opens a Door, and Gaza Residents Rush for the Exit," 22 May 2018 Fire officials said the home is presently unlivable. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "No one hurt in Oswego house fire," 15 Apr. 2018 One unit is unlivable follow a kitchen fire Monday afternoon at the Burnham Schoolhouse Apartments, Elgin Fire officials said. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, "Fire in Burnham Schoolhouse Apartments leave one unit uninhabitable," 9 Apr. 2018

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1834, in the meaning defined above

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