intransitive verb
co·​hab·​i·​tate | \ (ˌ)kō-ˈha-bə-ˌtāt How to pronounce cohabitate (audio) \
cohabitated; cohabitating; cohabitates

Definition of cohabitate

: to live or exist together or in company : cohabit Pairs who cohabitate without marrying report even higher levels of happiness and self-esteem than do those who wed before shacking up …Self, June 2012 The farm animals cohabitated with grizzly bears, massive elk herds and, more problematically, wolves.Kirkus Reviews, 15 Oct. 2013 As digital and print continue to cohabitate, specific roles in editorial, marketing, and publicity are becoming less defined and more cross-functional …— Clare Swanson, Publisher's Weekly, 27 Sept. 2013

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First Known Use of cohabitate

1624, in the meaning defined above

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“Cohabitate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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