AskDefine | Define untenanted

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untenanted adj : not leased to or occupied by a tenant; "an unoccupied apartment"; "very little unclaimed and untenanted land" [syn: unoccupied]

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  1. Not leased to or occupied by a tenant; unoccupied.
    • 1842: Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death
      ... a throng of the revellers at once threw themselves into the black apartment, and, seizing the mummer, whose tall figure stood erect and motionless within the shadow of the ebony clock, gasped in unutterable horror at finding the grave cerements and corpse-like mask which they handled with so violent a rudeness, untenanted by any tangible form.

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