inhabitable


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in·hab·it

 (ĭn-hăb′ĭt)
v. in·hab·it·ed, in·hab·it·ing, in·hab·its
v.tr.
1. To live or reside in: Dinosaurs inhabited the earth millions of years ago.
2. To be present in; fill: Old childhood memories inhabit the attic.
v.intr. Archaic
To dwell.

[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·hab′it·a·bil′i·ty n.
in·hab′it·a·ble adj.
in·hab′i·ta′tion n.
in·hab′it·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inhabitable - fit for habitation; "the habitable world"
livable, liveable - fit or suitable to live in or with; "livable conditions"

inhabitable

adjective
Fit to live in:
Translations
صالِح للسَّكَن
obyvatelný
beboelig
íbúîarhæfur
yaşanabilir

inhabitable

[ɪnˈhæbɪtəbl] ADJ (gen) → habitable

inhabitable

[ɪnˈhæbɪtəbəl] adjhabitable

inhabitable

adjbewohnbar

inhabitable

[ɪnˈhæbɪtəbl] adjabitabile

inhabit

(inˈhabit) verb
(of people, animals etc) to live in (a region etc). Polar bears inhabit the Arctic region; That house is now inhabited by a Polish family.
inˈhabitable adjective
(negative uninhabitable) fit to be lived in. The building was no longer inhabitable.
inˈhabitant noun
a person or animal that lives permanently in a place. the inhabitants of the village; tigers, leopards and other inhabitants of the jungle.
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Here Saturn's grey chaos rolls over me, and I obtain dim, shuddering glimpses into those Polar eternities; when wedged bastions of ice pressed hard upon what are now the Tropics; and in all the 25,000 miles of this world's circumference, not an inhabitable hand's breadth of land was visible.
Of the four inhabitable rooms which were all at the admiral's disposal during the day -- that is to say, of the dining-room, the library, the morning-room, and the drawing-room opening out of the vestibule -- the library appeared to be the apartment in which, if he had a preference, he passed the greater part of his time.
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Dark Orbit tells of a strange new world's discovery, an exoethnologist recruited to watch over an unstable crewmate as a team of scientists journey to a strange inhabitable world, and murder and disappearance that lends more than a dose of mystery to the theme of exploration and discovery.
The farmhouse was barely inhabitable and had actually been condemned, it was so bad, but we were allowed to move in because the council were desperately short of accommodation.
The book continues with a chapter describing how the Anglo-Zulu wars brought the NMS into closer association with British colonial rule, and a final chapter summarizes how the mission stations shaped--and were shaped by--the missionaries' "way of working out how to live Christianity in the world and to create an inhabitable Christian space" (233).