Definition of inhabit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

inhabit

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈhæbɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈhæbɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inhabit
BrE BrE//ɪnˈhæbɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈhæbɪt//
 
he / she / it inhabits
BrE BrE//ɪnˈhæbɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈhæbɪts//
 
past simple inhabited
BrE BrE//ɪnˈhæbɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈhæbɪtɪd//
 
past participle inhabited
BrE BrE//ɪnˈhæbɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈhæbɪtɪd//
 
-ing form inhabiting
BrE BrE//ɪnˈhæbɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈhæbɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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inhabit something (formal) to live in a particular place some of the rare species that inhabit the area He reflected on what a strange world Stephen and Veronica inhabited.Word Familyinhabit verbhabitable adjective (uninhabitable)inhabited adjective (uninhabited)inhabitant nounhabitation noun Word Origin late Middle English inhabite, enhabite, from Old French enhabiter or Latin inhabitare, from in- ‘in’ + habitare ‘dwell’ (from habere ‘have’).Extra examples Some of the rare species that inhabit the area are under threat. The cottage had not been inhabited for a while. The island used to be inhabited.
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