Inhabit In*hab"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inhabited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inhabiting}.] [OE. enhabiten, OF. enhabiter, L. inhabitare; pref. in- in + habitare to dwell. See {Habit}.] To live or dwell in; to occupy, as a place of settled residence; as, wild beasts inhabit the forest; men inhabit cities and houses. [1913 Webster]

The high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity. --Is. lvii. 15. [1913 Webster]

O, who would inhabit This bleak world alone? --Moore. [1913 Webster]

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