Definition of cohabit
1 : to live together as or as if a married couple <They cohabited in a small apartment.>
2a : to live together or in company <buffaloes cohabiting with crossbred cows — Biol. Abstracts>b : to exist together < … two strains in his philosophy … cohabit in each of his major works. — Justus Buchler> <So riches seemed to provoke their own discomfort, and affluence cohabited with anxiety. — Simon Schama>
cohabitantplay \-bə-tənt\ noun
cohabitationplay \(ˌ)kō-ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən\ noun
Examples of cohabit in a sentence
They cohabited in a small apartment in the city.
Origin and Etymology 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
COHABIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cohabit for English Language Learners
: to live together and have a sexual relationship
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