in·​hab·​it·​ed | \ in-ˈha-bə-təd How to pronounce inhabited (audio) \

Definition of inhabited

: having inhabitants

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Never had a storm so powerful become stationary for so long over an inhabited place. oregonlive, "Hurricane Dorian takes aim at Carolinas; relief effort underway in Bahamas," 4 Sep. 2019 Never had a storm so powerful become stationary for so long over an inhabited place. Washington Post, "Massive international rescue and relief effort underway in ravaged Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian aims at Carolinas," 4 Sep. 2019 Some were deep-living denizens that scientists hadn’t previously known inhabited Monterey Bay, such as long-bodied wrymouths, also known as ghostfish. Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, The Mercury News, "Monterey Bay: Following the DNA trail in the Pacific Ocean," 11 Aug. 2019 Katrina Kelly was arrested Tuesday for alleged arson to an inhabited structure during a state of emergency. Maggie Angst, The Mercury News, "25-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of starting Calaveras County wildfire," 26 July 2019 Then, on August 9, India dropped the requirement for most foreigners to have permits to visit 30 of the 31 inhabited islands in the Andamans and Nicobars, including North Sentinel. Alex Perry, Outside Online, "The Last Days of John Allen Chau," 24 July 2019 Until Nansen, most explorers had tried to cross from west to east, from the inhabited side of the island to its forbidding Atlantic coast. Colin Dickey, The New Republic, "The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice," 11 July 2019 Dozens of inhabited Greek islands don’t have airports and are accessible only by sea. Washington Post, "Greek ferries tied up in port in 24-hour seamen’s strike," 3 July 2019 Chile and Argentina were the only inhabited places where the total eclipse could be seen. Eva Vergara,, "Photos: Thousands marvel as total eclipse darkens Chile, Argentina," 3 July 2019

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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