Definition of inhabit in English:

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inhabit

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈhabɪt/

verb (inhabits, inhabiting, inhabited)

[with object]
(Of a person, animal, or group) live in or occupy (a place or environment): a bird that inhabits North America the region was inhabited by Indians
More example sentences
  • The hunting of animals by the Baka posed no threat to the sustainability of the natural species inhabiting the area.
  • This can be very important since some fish will inhabit silty area in preference to hard bottoms.
  • It's as if, when God was making the animals that inhabit the Earth, he dumped here anything he got a bit wrong.
Synonyms
live in, occupy;
settle in, settle, people, populate, colonize, make one's home in, set up home in;
dwell in, reside in, tenant, lodge in, have one's home in, be an inhabitant of, be established in, be ensconced in
formal be domiciled in, abide in

Derivatives

inhabitation

Pronunciation: /ɪnhabɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Trees were felled mercilessly to pave way for inhabitations.
  • The same interface specificity differentiates the inhabitation of public banking terminals, automobile interiors, retail purchasing registers, etc.
  • You know how it is, when you're sitting out in the dark, 50 kilometres from the nearest place of inhabitation, and you turn on the light, even the tiniest little three LED gizmo.

Origin

Late Middle English inhabite, enhabite, from Old French enhabiter or Latin inhabitare, from in- 'in' + habitare 'dwell' (from habere 'have').

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Line breaks: in|habit

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