Inhabit meaning

ĭn-hăbĭt
The definition of inhabit is to live in or occupy a place.

An example of inhabit is when raccoons live in your attic.

verb
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To live or reside in.

Dinosaurs inhabited the earth millions of years ago.

verb
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To dwell or live in (a region, house, etc.); occupy.
verb
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To live or reside in.

The Inuit inhabit the Arctic.

verb
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To be present in; fill.

Old childhood memories inhabit the attic.

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To be present in; to occupy.

Strange thoughts inhabit my mind.

verb
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To dwell.
verb
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(archaic) To dwell; live.
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Origin of inhabit

  • Middle English enhabiten from Old French enhabiter from Latin inhabitāre in- in in–2 habitāre to dwell frequentative of habēre to have ghabh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French enhabiter, from Latin inhabitare (in + habitare)

    From Wiktionary