- 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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- (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 inhabitable
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