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

Definition of inhabited

: having inhabitants

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Recent Examples on the Web Protected as the Upper Svaneti World Heritage site, Ushguli is one of Europe’s highest inhabited communities, at nearly 8,000 feet above sea level. Melissa Findley, National Geographic, "Destinations on the rise for 2021," 20 Nov. 2020 The towns of Rutherford and Oakville are sparsely inhabited (populations as of 2010: 164 and 71, respectively); the primary residents here are grapevines. Esther Mobley,, "Wineries to explore in Rutherford and Oakville," 16 Jan. 2018 Through human negligence and ocean currents, the sparsely inhabited Cocos (Keeling) Islands some 1,300 miles northwest of Australia have become a kind of sieve for plastic pollution at sea. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Researchers Use Algae to Make Biodegradable Flip Flops," 25 Aug. 2020 The Grenadines is an off-the-grid archipelago of 32 compact islands (nine inhabited), which is governed by two countries: Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Sarah Greaves-gabbadon, Travel + Leisure, "Top 25 Islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Bahamas," 8 July 2020 The remote Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, three thousand miles east of Moscow and six miles north of the Arctic Circle, has long held the record, with another Siberian town, for the coldest inhabited place in the world. Carolyn Kormann, The New Yorker, "A Disastrous Summer in the Arctic," 27 June 2020 On this date, all resorts and hotels on uninhabited islands will be open again, however hotels and resorts on inhabited islands will have to wait until Aug. 1. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "The Maldives Is Reopening in July — Here's What You Need to Know," 26 June 2020 The environmental design in Part 2 is top notch, with every single location feeling like an actual, inhabited place that was fully built and then slowly left to rot. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "The Last of Us Part 2 review: A less confident, less focused sequel," 12 June 2020 On all six inhabited continents, COVID-19 is transforming human life. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "A Hostage-Taker Dies in Iran and Other Coronavirus Stories," 6 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of inhabited

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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1 Dec 2020

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