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habitable

Line breaks: hab¦it|able
Pronunciation: /ˈhabɪtəb(ə)l
 
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Definition of habitable in English:

adjective

Suitable or good enough to live in: the house should be habitable by Christmas
More example sentences
  • It's a gigantic ball of fire which supposedly warms the Earth enough to make it habitable for life.
  • That we live in a habitable universe of course is a selection effect.
  • We may well be living in a habitable portion of an infinite and random universe whose initial state obeyed no laws of Nature at all.
Synonyms
fit to live in, inhabitable, fit to occupy, in good repair, usable, liveable in, suitable for residential use
formal tenantable

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin habitabilis, from habitare 'possess, inhabit'.

Derivatives

habitability

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Over-consumption, pollution, the loss of species and habitats, and mismanagement of natural resources are undermining global habitability.
  • They come away with an appreciation of their planet and the complex systems on Earth that support human habitability.
  • The edibility of a planet's plant life is one of the factors of habitability.

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