inhabitation

noun
in·​hab·​i·​ta·​tion | \ in-ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce inhabitation (audio) \

Definition of inhabitation

: the act of inhabiting : the state of being inhabited

Examples of inhabitation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even more affecting than the book’s inhabitation of Solanas’s past is its longing for its subject. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, "“Valerie” Is an Extraordinary Love Letter to a Radical Feminist," 1 Aug. 2019 Day 2: Motor City Culture Following Detroit’s tradition of re-inhabitation, Rose’s Fine Food makes its home an old diner in the Marina neighborhood. Leslie Pariseau, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Days in Detroit," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of inhabitation

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Inhabitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhabitation. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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