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v. in·hab·it·ed, in·hab·it·ing, in·hab·its
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inhabitation - the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men); "he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony"
occupancy, tenancy - an act of being a tenant or occupant
cohabitation - the act of living together and having a sexual relationship (especially without being married)
bivouacking, camping, tenting, encampment - the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp
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We doubt that we bestow on our hero the virtues in which he shines, and afterwards worship the form to which we have ascribed this divine inhabitation. In strictness, the soul does not respect men as it respects itself.
At the centre of the furore has been a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, which was exposed as dirty and unfit for human inhabitation by a group of lawyers who visited the site.
Slums and intended who have Great Prime Minister George, As a target for bombing raids, dozens of homes in the city were left uninhabitable and by the end of the war 1,200 homes in Byker alone were condemned as unfit for human inhabitation.
The part of the demolished structures that remain standing at present are unfit for inhabitation; with steel rods exposed, staircases half broken and blocks of concrete hanging precariously in the aftermath of the demolition process.
He said the slums in the federal capital lacked amenities and instead of addressing the issue, the elite class built boundary walls around to conceal the ill-planned inhabitation.
The individuality of the house in these types comes not from the house itself but from the process of its inhabitation by individuals.
The individuality of the house in these types comes not from the house itself, but from the process of its inhabitation by individuals.
As already mentioned, rising population could turn into a national tragedy hence, needs a uniform nationwide policy of family planning without any inhabitation or pause.
Given that most prisons are unfit for human inhabitation, the Supreme Court has taken suo motu notice of worsening jail conditions to push provincial authorities towards instituting reforms.
Creation, inhabitation par grace, incarnation et vision bienheureuse selon saint Thomas d'Aquin, Paris: Parole et Silence, 2017, 267 pp., 14 x 21, ISBN 978-2-88918-683-9.