inhabit


inhabit
verb Etymology: Middle English enhabiten, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French inhabiter, enhabiter, from Latin inhabitare, from in- + habitare to dwell, frequentative of habēre to have — more at give Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to occupy as a place of settled residence or habitat ; live in <
inhabit a small house
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2. to be present in or occupy in any manner or form <
the human beings who inhabit this tale — Al Newman
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intransitive verb archaic to have residence in a place ; dwellinhabitable adjectiveinhabiter noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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