- capable of being inhabited.
Origin of habitable
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- able to be lived in
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Word Origin and History for habitably
late 14c., from Old French habitable "suitable for human dwelling" (14c.), from Latin habitabilis "that is fit to live in," from habitare (see habitat). Related: Habitably; habitability.
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