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Unhabitab(i)le, adj. [ME and e.m.E. vnhabitable (Wyclif); Habitab(i)le adj.] = Uninhabitable adj. c1520-c1535 Nisbet Ep. Ald Test. xlii 6.
He sal duell in drynes in desert, in the land of saltnes and vnhabitabile
1669 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. III 80.
[They] pulled downe the rooff of the house of sett purpose to make the same ruinous and unhabitable

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