[in-hab-it] /ɪnˈhæb ɪt/
verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object)
Archaic. to live or dwell, as in a place.
verb -its, -iting, -ited
(transitive) to live or dwell in; occupy
(intransitive) (archaic) to abide or dwell
late 14c., from Old French enhabiter “dwell in” (12c.), from Latin inhabitare “to dwell in,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + habitare “to dwell,” frequentative of habere “hold, have” (see habit). Related: Inhabited; inhabiting.
[verb ih-nish-ee-eyt; adjective, noun ih-nish-ee-it, -eyt] /verb ɪˈnɪʃ iˌeɪt; adjective, noun ɪˈnɪʃ i ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ verb (used with object), initiated, initiating. 1. to begin, set going, or originate: to initiate major social reforms. 2. to introduce into the knowledge of some art or subject. 3. to admit or accept with formal rites into an organization […]
- Initiating agent
initiating agent in·i·ti·at·ing agent (ĭ-nĭsh’ē-ā’tĭng) n. See promoting agent.
[ih-nish-ee-ey-shuh n] /ɪˌnɪʃ iˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. formal admission or acceptance into an organization or club, adult status in one’s community or society, etc. 2. the ceremonies or rites of admission. Compare . 3. the act of . 4. the fact of being . /ɪˌnɪʃɪˈeɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of initiating or the condition of […]
- Initiation factor
initiation factor n. Abbr. IF Any of several soluble proteins involved in the initiation of protein synthesis and released from the ribosome as it progresses into chain elongation.