verb co·hab·it \(ˌ)kō-ˈha-bət\

: to live together and have a sexual relationship

Full Definition of COHABIT

intransitive verb
:  to live together as or as if a married couple
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 \-bə-tənt\ noun
co·hab·i·ta·tion \(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

Rhymes with COHABIT


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