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Definition of occupant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person who lives or works in a particular house, room, building, etc. All outstanding bills will be paid by the previous occupants.
  2. 2a person who is in a vehicle, seat, etc. at a particular time The car was badly damaged but the occupants were unhurt.
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