[hab-i-tuh-buh l] /ˈhæb ɪ tə bəl/

capable of being inhabited.
able to be lived in

late 14c., from Old French habitable “suitable for human dwelling” (14c.), from Latin habitabilis “that is fit to live in,” from habitare (see habitat). Related: Habitably; habitability.


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