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hab·it·a·ble

 (hăb′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
Suitable to live in or on; inhabitable: habitable land.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin habitābilis, from habitāre, to dwell, frequentative of habēre, to have; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]

hab′it·a·bil′i·ty n.
hab′it·a·bly adv.
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habitable

(ˈhæbɪtəbəl)
adj
able to be lived in
ˌhabitaˈbility, ˈhabitableness n
ˈhabitably adv
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hab•it•a•ble

(ˈhæb ɪ tə bəl)

adj.
capable of being inhabited.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French]
hab`it•a•bil′i•ty, hab′it•a•ble•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.habitable - fit for habitation; "the habitable world"
livable, liveable - fit or suitable to live in or with; "livable conditions"
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habitable

adjective fit to live in, in good repair, liveable in, fit to inhabit, fit to occupy Making the house habitable was a major undertaking.
inhabitable, unfit to live in
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habitable

adjective
Fit to live in:
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Translations
صالِح للسَّكَن
obyvatelný
beboelig
íbúîarhæfur
buveinėnatūrali aplinkatėvynėtinkamas gyventi
apdzīvojams
durdurulabilir

habitable

[ˈhæbɪtəbl] ADJhabitable
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habitable

[ˈhæbɪtəbəl] adjhabitable
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habitable

adjbewohnbar
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habitable

[ˈhæbɪtəbl] adjabitabile
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habitable

(ˈhӕbitəbl) adjective
(negative unhabitable) (usually of buildings) fit to be lived in. The house is no longer habitable – the roof is collapsing.
ˈhabitat (-tӕt) noun
the natural home of an animal or plant. The Antarctic is the penguin's natural habitat.
ˌhabiˈtation noun
the act of living in (a building etc). These houses are not fit for human habitation.
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References in classic literature ?
"In her actual state, with her surrounding atmosphere certainly very much reduced, her seas for the most part dried up, her insufficient supply of water restricted, vegetation, sudden alternations of cold and heat, her days and nights of 354 hours-- the moon does not seem habitable to me, nor does she seem propitious to animal development, nor sufficient for the wants of existence as we understand it."
Looking at the question from the natural philosopher's point of view, I should say that nothing useless existed in the world; and, replying to your question by another, I should venture to assert, that if these worlds are habitable, they either are, have been, or will be inhabited."
Now, if I could persuade him to have one or two rooms made habitable, and to let them to me as a stranger, I might live there, with my child, under an assumed name, and still support myself by my favourite art.
She had succeeded in making the room look habitable and homelike.
There is one habitable room in it, in which there is a golden bed; there you will have to live all by yourself, and don't forget that whatever you may see or hear in the night you must not scream out, for if you give as much as a single cry my sufferings will be doubled.'
I quickly found myself a tiny apartment on the fifth floor of a house in the Rue des Dames, and for a couple of hundred francs bought at a second-hand dealer's enough furniture to make it habitable. I arranged with the concierge to make my coffee in the morning and to keep the place clean.
There--for with your leave, my sister, I will put some trust in preceding navigators--there snow and frost are banished; and, sailing over a calm sea, we may be wafted to a land surpassing in wonders and in beauty every region hitherto discovered on the habitable globe.
Not one solitary house escaped unscathed--not one remained habitable, even.
Newman appeared not to hear these remarks, but preceded them to a couple of rooms on the first floor, which some kind of attempt had been made to render habitable. In one, were a few chairs, a table, an old hearth-rug, and some faded baize; and a fire was ready laid in the grate.
Mr and Mrs Sparkler were established in their own house: a little manSion, rather of the Tite Barnacle class, quite a triumph of inconvenience, with a perpetual smell in it of the day before yesterday's soup and coach-horses, but extremely dear, as being exactly in the centre of the habitable globe.
The aspect was so favourable that even without a fire it was habitable in many an early spring and late autumn morning to such a willing mind as Fanny's; and while there was a gleam of sunshine she hoped not to be driven from it entirely, even when winter came.
Whether island or mainland, Black Michael did not know, but he announced to Clayton that if investigation showed that the place was habitable he and Lady Greystoke were to be put ashore with their belongings.