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

Definition of inhabited

: having inhabitants

Examples of inhabited in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Little was intact two months after Hurricane Ida pummeled Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island with sustained winds of 150 miles per hour and a storm surge measured as high as 11 feet. New York Times, 9 Nov. 2021 At a height of 70 meters, the pilots reported that their left engine had failed and attempted an emergency landing near the city of Menzelinsk, trying to turn the plane leftward to avoid an inhabited area, the regional governor said. Fox News, 11 Oct. 2021 Lanai, Hawaii’s smallest inhabited island located a few miles west of Maui, is a secluded oasis spanning some 90,000 acres, with a slew of incomparable ocean views and top-notch accommodations for visitors to discover. Alexandra Kirkman, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 The city hasn’t removed all vehicles because of a no-towing policy for inhabited vehicles, said city spokesperson Francis Zamora. Mallory Moench, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Sep. 2021 Town & Country notes, the family previously stayed on Tresco Island, the only inhabited island that's privately owned. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 5 Aug. 2021 What’s more, the recent spate of horrific heat waves, fire-fueling droughts, and flood-inducing storms that have imperiled the inhabited world are not only typical of global warming, but directly caused by it. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 9 Aug. 2021 Andy Stahl, executive director of the watchdog group Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics, said despite the devastating outcomes, the problem isn’t the fires, but the growing population across once-sparsely inhabited spaces. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2021 Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island, known for Gulf of Mexico views. Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy, USA TODAY, 9 July 2021

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First Known Use of inhabited

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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20 Nov 2021

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“Inhabited.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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