- to live or dwell in (a place), as people or animals: Small animals inhabited the woods.
- to exist or be situated within; dwell in: Weird notions inhabit his mind.
- Archaic. to live or dwell, as in a place.
Origin of inhabit
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1, 2. reside, occupy, tenant, populate.
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Examples from the Web for inhabitability
This all tends to prove the inhabitability of all suns and worlds.The Universe a Vast Electric Organism
George Woodward Warder
The question of the present inhabitability of Mars or other planets has been much debated of late, pro and con.Parallel Paths
Thomas William Rolleston
Could such a feeble glimmer of the invisible disc justify them in pronouncing a decided opinion on the inhabitability of the Moon?All Around the Moon
Of course the first proposition to be settled was that of the inhabitability of that sphere.
- (tr) to live or dwell in; occupy
- (intr) archaic to abide or dwell
C14: from Latin inhabitāre, from habitāre to dwell
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Word Origin and History for inhabitability
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