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.
- in·hab·it·a·ble, adjective
- in·hab·i·ta·tion, noun
- pre·in·hab·it, verb (used with object)
- pre·in·hab·i·ta·tion, noun
- re·in·hab·it, verb (used with object)
- habitable, inhabitable , uninhabitable
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How to use inhabit in a sentence
Only time will tell how well Emhoff inhabits his new position.
When you picture a dire wolf, the image that comes to mind is probably one of those unbelievably fluffy yet terrifying creatures that inhabited Winterfell in Game of Thrones.
A 2020 study of hippo-inhabited lakes found that nutrients in the animals’ feces were fueling huge blooms of bacteria and algae.Invasion of the hippos: Colombia is running out of time to tackle Pablo Escobar’s wildest legacy | Sarah Kaplan | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
This platform allows you to not only host a party and talk to your guests over video call, but you can also create and decorate the indoor and outdoor spaces they’ll virtually inhabit.These apps bring the magic of a house party online | Sandra Gutierrez G. | January 10, 2021 | Popular-Science
Someday, I would inhabit this role of “surfer” I had envisioned for myself.
The legends of the discovery and inhabitation of Ireland before the Flood, are too purely mythical to demand serious notice.An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 | Mary Frances Cusack
As these two desiderata seem indispensable to lunar inhabitation, we may chiefly consider the question, Do these conditions exist?Moon Lore | Timothy Harley
Traces of Romano-British inhabitation have been noted elsewhere in Manchester, especially near the cathedral.
The Historie of Irelande from the first inhabitation thereof, vnto the yeare 1509.
The geological changes through which the earth has passed indicate "a process of preparation" for the inhabitation of man.The Theistic Conception of the World | B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
British Dictionary definitions for inhabit
(tr) to live or dwell in; occupy
(intr) archaic to abide or dwell
- inhabitable, adjective
- inhabitability, noun
- inhabitation, noun
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