habitable

[ hab-i-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˈhæb ɪ tə bəl /

adjective

capable of being inhabited.

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Origin of habitable

1350–1400; Middle English habitābilis, equivalent to habitā(re) to inhabit (see habitat) + -bilis -ble; replacing Middle English abitable < Middle French

OTHER WORDS FROM habitable

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH habitable

habitable inhabitable uninhabitable
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British Dictionary definitions for habitable

habitable
/ (ˈhæbɪtəbəl) /

adjective

able to be lived in

Derived forms of habitable

habitability or habitableness, nounhabitably, adverb
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