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inhabit (ɪnˈhæbɪt



-its -iting or -ited
  1. (transitive) to live or dwell in; occupy
  2. (intransitive) (archaic) to abide or dwell

Derived Forms

inˈhabitable  adjective
inˌhabitaˈbility  noun
inˌhabiˈtation  noun

Word Origin

C14: from Latin inhabitāre, from habitāre to dwell


View thesaurus entry
= live in, people, occupy, populate, reside in, tenant, lodge in, dwell in, colonize, take up residence in, abide in, make your home in

Translations for 'inhabit'

  • British English: inhabit If a place or region is inhabited by a group of people or a species of animal, those people or animals live there. VERBThe valley is inhabited by the Dani tribe.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: habitar
  • Chinese: 居住于居住于於
  • European Spanish: habitar
  • French: habiter
  • German: bewohnen
  • Italian: abitare
  • Japanese: 住む
  • Korean: 서식하다
  • Portuguese: habitar
  • Spanish: habitar

Example Sentences Including 'inhabit'

Graham, I sensed, liked to inhabit a sartorial Hades all of his own and his charitable offerings could have been a lot worse.
Edward Docx THE CALLIGRAPHER (2003)
What Old Bloods speak about only reluctantly is that a human can inhabit the body of his beast partner.
Robin Hobb THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)
`I'm a vessel,' he said, falling backwards, reeling away from her, `they inhabit me.
Nicola Barker BEHINDLINGS (2002)


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