- 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 uninhabitable
The continents of the world have become vast, uninhabitable deserts.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
My father's hotel in the Champs Elysées is uninhabitable at the moment.Dross
Henry Seton Merriman
The Indians informed him that all the region below consisted of dismal, endless, uninhabitable swamps.
At last the room was as bare as a desert and almost as uninhabitable.Mary, Mary
Uninhabited, uninhabitable, the planet was unsuitable for colonization.Starman's Quest
- not capable of being lived in
- (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 uninhabitable
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