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habitable

[hab-i-tuh-buh l] /ˈhæb ɪ tə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being inhabited.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English habitābilis, equivalent to habitā(re) to inhabit (see habitat) + -bilis -ble; replacing Middle English abitable < Middle French
Related forms
habitability, habitableness, noun
habitably, adverb
nonhabitability, noun
nonhabitable, adjective
nonhabitableness, noun
nonhabitably, adverb
unhabitable, adjective
unhabitableness, noun
unhabitably, adverb
Can be confused
habitable, inhabitable, uninhabitable.
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British Dictionary definitions for un habitable

habitable

/ˈhæbɪtəbəl/
adjective
1.
able to be lived in
Derived Forms
habitability, habitableness, noun
habitably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un habitable

habitable

adj.

late 14c., from Old French habitable "suitable for human dwelling" (14c.), from Latin habitabilis "that is fit to live in," from habitare (see habitat). Related: Habitably; habitability.

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