re·​in·​hab·​it (ˌ)rē-in-ˈha-bət How to pronounce reinhabit (audio)
reinhabited; reinhabiting

transitive verb

: to inhabit (something) again
Deer and many species of birds reinhabited the area.Phillip Johnson
… asserted that 37,000 private homes and 49,000 apartments can be repaired and reinhabited.Patrick E. Tyler

Examples of reinhabit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Strongholds are enemy areas that the player can clear and then reinhabit with allies. Boone Ashworth, WIRED, 8 Dec. 2022 To reinhabit that mind-set, Polley had to pull back—almost to dissociate. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 14 Nov. 2022 The busy actress and producer just returned for season three of The Great to reinhabit Catherine in the next stage of her reign, as well as her corseted finery by Long. Fawnia Soo Hoo, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 June 2022 Outside correspondent Kate Siber learned to reinhabit her body by being outdoors. Kate Siber, Outside Online, 25 Mar. 2021 Everyone can, and probably should, live a day in whatever constitutes an animal’s shoes, the better to reinhabit their miraculous personhood. Jason Kehe, Wired, 18 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reinhabit was in 1600

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“Reinhabit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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