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cohabit

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verb co·hab·it \(ˌ)kō-ˈha-bət\

Simple Definition of cohabit

  • : to live together and have a sexual relationship

Full Definition of cohabit

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to live together as or as if a married couple

  3. 2 a :  to live together or in company <buffaloes cohabiting with crossbred cows — Biological Abstracts> b :  to exist together <two strains in his philosophy…cohabit in each of his major works — Justus Buchler>

co·hab·i·tant play \-bə-tənt\ noun
co·hab·i·ta·tion play \(ˌ)kō-ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Examples of cohabit

  1. They cohabited in a small apartment in the city.



Origin of cohabit

Late Latin cohabitare, from Latin co- + habitare to inhabit, from frequentative of habēre to have — more at give


First Known Use: circa 1530

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