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inhabitant

[in-hab-i-tuh nt] /ɪnˈhæb ɪ tənt/
noun
1.
a person or animal that inhabits a place, especially as a permanent resident.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin inhabitant- (stem of inhabitāns) dwelling in. See inhabit, -ant
Related forms
preinhabitant, noun
Synonyms
dweller, denizen.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-habitant

inhabitant

/ɪnˈhæbɪtənt/
noun
1.
a person or animal that is a permanent resident of a particular place or region
Derived Forms
inhabitancy, inhabitance, noun
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Word Origin and History for in-habitant

inhabitant

n.

early 15c., from Anglo-French inhabitant, from Latin inhabitantem (nominative inhabitans), present participle of inhabitare (see inhabit). Related: Inhabitants. As an adjective, also from early 15c.

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