inhabited

[in-hab-i-tid]
adjective
having inhabitants; occupied; lived in or on: an inhabited island.

Origin:
1490–1500; inhabit + -ed2

inhabitedness, noun
uninhabited, adjective
well-inhabited, adjective
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uninhabited (ˌʌnɪnˈhæbɪtɪd)
 
adj
(of a place) not having inhabitants: an uninhabited island

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inhabit
late 14c., from O.Fr. enhabiter "dwell in" (12c.), from L. inhabitare, from in- "in" + habitare "to dwell," frequentative of habere "hold, have" (see habit). Inhabitant first recorded mid-15c. Inhabitable was used in two opposite senses: "not habitable" (c.1400, from in- "not"
+ habitable) and "capable of being inhabited" (c.1600, from inhabit + -able).
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Example sentences
Ever-growing population eyes traditionally uninhabited lands.
These new life forms, not knowing any better, snuck in to take advantage of
  prime uninhabited real estate.
Most of the course is also far away from the crowd, over uninhabited desert.
Beth wished for a bed-and-breakfast, someplace tidy and uninhabited by decay.
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