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Definition of cohabit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive] cohabit (with somebody) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cohabit
he / she / it cohabits
past simple cohabited
-ing form cohabiting
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(usually of a man and a woman) to live together and have a sexual relationship without being married cohabiting couples She refused to cohabit with him before the wedding.
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noun [uncountable] There have been great changes in the patterns of marriage, divorce and cohabitation. (figurative) a period of cohabitation between a conservative government and a socialist president
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