habitable

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adjective hab·it·able \ˈha-bə-tə-bəl also hə-ˈbi-tə-\

Definition of habitable

  1. :  capable of being lived in :  suitable for habitation

habitability

play \ˌha-bə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

habitableness

play \ˈha-bə-tə-bəl-nes\ noun

habitably

play \ˈha-bə-tə-blē also hə-ˈbi-tə-\ adverb

Examples of habitable in a Sentence

  1. The house is not habitable.

  2. the frigid Arctic is not habitable for amphibians and reptiles—or for humans, either, for that matter

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First Known Use of habitable

14th century


HABITABLE Defined for English Language Learners

habitable

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adjective

Definition of habitable for English Language Learners

  • : suitable or fit to live in


HABITABLE Defined for Kids

habitable

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adjective hab·it·able \ˈha-bə-tə-bəl\

Definition of habitable for Students

  1. :  suitable or fit to live in a habitable house


Law Dictionary

habitable

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adjective hab·it·able \ˈha-bi-tə-bəl\

Legal Definition of habitable

  1. :  suitable and fit for a person to live in :  free of defects that endanger the health and safety of occupants — see also warranty of habitability at warranty

habitability

\ˌha-bi-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ play noun

habitableness

noun

habitably

adverb


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