Inhabitable



[in-hab-it] /ɪnˈhæb ɪt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to live or dwell in (a place), as people or animals:
Small animals inhabited the woods.
2.
to exist or be situated within; dwell in:
Weird notions inhabit his mind.
verb (used without object)
3.
Archaic. to live or dwell, as in a place.
/ɪnˈhæbɪt/
verb -its, -iting, -ited
1.
(transitive) to live or dwell in; occupy
2.
(intransitive) (archaic) to abide or dwell
adj.

a word used in two opposite senses: “not habitable” (late 14c., from in- (1) “not” + habitable) and “capable of being inhabited” (c.1600, from inhabit + -able).
v.

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.

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