inhabitation

noun

in·​hab·​i·​ta·​tion in-ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce inhabitation (audio)
: the act of inhabiting : the state of being inhabited

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This year, in two months alone, its rental inspection program found 33 units unfit for inhabitation. jsonline.com, 16 Nov. 2022 Writer-director Todd Field’s capture of the classical world is so true to life, and Blanchett’s inhabitation of it so convincing, that the border between Tár’s world and ours feels as thin as a scrim of light. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2022 This was observable in his inhabitation of the arrangement from the stage: a full-body and full-bodied understanding of Ravel’s rolling dreamscape, its colorful flights of fancy, its spellbinding chordal luminescence, its assorted cataclysms. Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2021 Already, some humans have lived in space since 2000 — the beginning of a 21-year uninterrupted streak of human inhabitation of the space station. Author: Samantha Masunaga, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 Already, some humans have lived in space since 2000 — the beginning of a 21-year uninterrupted streak of human inhabitation of the space station. Author: Samantha Masunaga, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 Already, some humans have lived in space since 2000 — the beginning of a 21-year uninterrupted streak of human inhabitation of the space station. Author: Samantha Masunaga, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 Already, some humans have lived in space since 2000 — the beginning of a 21-year uninterrupted streak of human inhabitation of the space station. Author: Samantha Masunaga, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 Already, some humans have lived in space since 2000 — the beginning of a 21-year uninterrupted streak of human inhabitation of the space station. Author: Samantha Masunaga, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inhabitation was in the 15th century

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“Inhabitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhabitation. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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