un inhabited


having inhabitants; occupied; lived in or on: an inhabited island.

1490–1500; inhabit + -ed2

inhabitedness, noun
uninhabited, adjective
well-inhabited, adjective
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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. enhabiter "dwell in" (12c.), from L. inhabitare, from in- "in" + habitare "to dwell," frequentative of habere "hold, have" (see habit). Inhabitant first recorded mid-15c. Inhabitable was used in two opposite senses: "not habitable" (c.1400, from in- "not"
+ habitable) and "capable of being inhabited" (c.1600, from inhabit + -able).
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