- having inhabitants; occupied; lived in or on: an inhabited island.
Origin of inhabited
- 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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Examples from the Web for inhabited
It never functioned as a hotel again and today is inhabited by more than 400 people.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway
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That partly explains why seats previously inhabited by shivering backsides are now selling for $750 a pair.San Fran Kisses Its 70,000-Person Toilet Goodbye
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The artifacts came from undersea dives and excavations from the area, which has been inhabited for at least 3,000 years.Israel’s Tiniest Breakaway State
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From the beginning, the Brothers Chaps had a vision drastically different from the world and time they inhabited.Homestar Runner, Trogdor the Burninator, and the Birth of the Internet
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Of course the big difference between them—which Hodge conceded—is that Buckingham Palace is inhabited and the Tower is not.What ‘Downton Abbey’ Can Teach The Queen
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If the woman was there, if she inhabited the southwest chamber, there might be some sign of her.Quaint Courtships
The Woodcock is very rare, because it is only to be met with in inhabited countries.The History of Louisiana
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They learned of the origin of the races that inhabited Europa and Ganymede.
Yet there was no indication that the old house was inhabited.
Rawa-Russka was a small Galician city, inhabited chiefly by Jews.
- (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 inhabited
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