- 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
Synonyms for inhabit
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Historical Examples of reinhabit
He related to them his purpose and his mission and what he had accomplished and asked them to come out and reinhabit the land.Studies in Moro History, Law, and Religion
Najeeb M. Saleeby
Almost I hope, when next I reinhabit form, that it shall be that of a peaceful farmer.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)
- (tr) to live or dwell in; occupy
- (intr) archaic to abide or dwell
Word Origin for inhabit
C14: from Latin inhabitāre, from habitāre to dwell
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