Origin of inhabitMiddle English enhabiten from Old French enhabiter from Classical Latin inhabitare from in-, in + habitare, to dwell from habitus: see habit
An example of inhabit is when raccoons live in your attic.
verbin·hab·it·ed, in·hab·it·ing, in·hab·its
- To live or reside in: Dinosaurs inhabited the earth millions of years ago.
- To be present in; fill: Old childhood memories inhabit the attic.
Origin of inhabitMiddle 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.
(third-person singular simple present inhabits, present participle inhabiting, simple past and past participle inhabited)
From Old French enhabiter, from Latin inhabitare (in + habitare)
- Those which inhabit temperate latitudes hibernate.
- Alligators inhabit the southern river-bottoms, and there are some rattlesnakes on the uplands.
- She was expecting some sort of alien monster to inhabit the brutal planet.
- A patch of blue cement suggested a swimming pool might also inhabit the estate.
- With a complete list of every animal and bird known to inhabit that country ...