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inhabitant

[ in-hab-i-tuhnt ]
/ ɪnˈhæb ɪ tənt /
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Definition of inhabitant

noun
a person or animal that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident.
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Origin of inhabitant

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin inhabitant- (stem of inhabitāns) dwelling in. See inhabit, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM inhabitant

pre·in·hab·it·ant, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for inhabitant

inhabitant
/ (ɪnˈhæbɪtənt) /

noun
a person or animal that is a permanent resident of a particular place or region

Derived forms of inhabitant

inhabitancy or inhabitance, noun
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