Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Uninhabitable. [Obsolete or rare.]

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Examples

  • If a piece of space-junk or a meteoroid were to strike the ISS and make it unhabitable, taking a shuttle out of retirement on a mission to repair and reinhabit would make us international heroes.

    Downplaying Internal Doubts About Ares - NASA Watch

  • Palestinians are being made refugees to this day, the bombing of homes, the gradual push of illegal housing projects, the ghetto wall dividing Palestinians from their land and Income and recently the unhumane blockade resulting in the area becoming an unhabitable place thus resulting in Palestinians having to flee to avoid the dire situation.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Centaurs on a planet fight for survival when their sun comes too close to their planet making it unhabitable.

    Reviews of the 1975 Do-Over Project: A Klausnerian Effort

  • The Middle East was largely unhabitable, following the limited nuclear war that had annihilated both Israel and its Arab neighbors; India was slowly dying from the radioactive fallout from that exchange.

    A King of Infinite Space

  • Death Valley, in the southern part of the United States, on account of its terrific heat, is perhaps the most unhabitable region in the world, but the borax which it produces is used in every civilized country.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • At first it was thought that a location so high above sea level would be unhabitable, but the immense wealth of the silver lodes required many workmen for their development, and these laborers had to be housed and fed.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • And so we might name regions by the score that are practically unhabitable, which nevertheless produce things necessary to civilized man.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • His servant for the sake of His name should go unpunished; but quickly did he bring on them his deserved wrath, inasmuch as for the wickedness of them who dwelt therein the Lord converted their fruitful land into a salt marsh; and the sea, with the foreflowing of an unwonted tide, covered it, and, that it might even for ever be unhabitable, changed the dry land into a plashy lake.

    The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick Including the Life by Jocelin, Hitherto Unpublished in America, and His Extant Writings

  • From the fall of Rome even to the present day, this phenomenon has been manifested in a very evident manner in the Roman Campagna, in certain parts of which, even up to the time of the Renaissance, it was possible to maintain pleasure houses, but which are now unhabitable during the hot season.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884

  • Nevertheless, as I said before, the cold cannot be so intolerable under the latitude of 46, 47, and 48, especial within land, that it should be unhabitable, as some do suppose, seeing also there are very many people more to the north by a great deal.

    Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Voyage to Newfoundland

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