- The definition of inhabit is to live in or occupy a place.
An example of inhabit is when raccoons live in your attic.
Origin: Middle English enhabiten from Old French enhabiter from Classical Latin inhabitare from in-, inch(es) plush habitare, to dwell from habitus: see habit
- inhabiter noun
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verb in·hab·it·ed, in·hab·it·ing, in·hab·its verb, transitive
- To live or reside in.
- To be present in; fill: Old childhood memories inhabit the attic.
Origin: Middle English enhabiten, from Old French enhabiter, from Latin inhabitāre : in-, in; see in-2 + habitāre, to dwell, frequentative of habēre, to have; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.
- in·habˌit·a·bilˈi·ty noun
- in·habˈit·a·ble adjective
- in·habˌi·taˈtion noun
- in·habˈit·er noun