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[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.


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