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French article, popular monk’s garment, editor finds lifeless? (11)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

uninhabited

'lifeless?' is the definition.
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'french article popular monk's garment editor' is the wordplay.
'french article' becomes 'un' (indefinite article in French).
'popular' becomes 'in' ('in' can mean trendy).
'monk's garment' becomes 'habit' (a monk or nun's garment is a habit).
'editor' becomes 'ed'.
'un'+'in'+'habit'+'ed'='UNINHABITED'

'finds' is the link.

(Other definitions for uninhabited that I've seen before include "With no people living there" , "Empty" , "Not occupied" , "Transforming pressure to electricity" , "desert here" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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