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inhabit

in·hab·it

inhabit

 
pronunciation:
ihn hae biht
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: inhabited, inhabiting, inhabits
definition 1: to live in; use as a dwelling.
synonyms:
live in
similar words:
abide in, domicile, dwell in, occupy, people, populate, reside in, stay in, tenant
definition 2: to be in or be present in.
Many bygone dreams inhabit her memories.
synonyms:
abide in, dwell in
antonyms:
vacate
similar words:
exist in, indwell, lie in, occupy, remain in, subsist in
derivation: inhabitation (n.)
Word Parts
The word inhabit contains the following part:
hab, hib Latin root that means hold, have