[ hab-i-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˈhæb ɪ tə bəl /
capable of being inhabited.
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Origin of habitable
hab·it·a·bil·i·ty, hab·it·a·ble·ness, nounhab·it·a·bly, adverbnon·hab·it·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·hab·it·a·ble, adjective
non·hab·it·a·ble·ness, nounnon·hab·it·a·bly, adverbun·hab·it·a·ble, adjectiveun·hab·it·a·ble·ness, nounun·hab·it·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for habitably
/ (ˈhæbɪtəbəl) /
able to be lived in
Derived Formshabitability or habitableness, nounhabitably, adverb
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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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