Definition of inhabitable in US English:



  • Suitable to live in; habitable.

    ‘soon we will run out of inhabitable space on the planet’
    • ‘If they got running water to all these buildings that are obviously inhabitable, they could get the city cleaned up a lot faster.’
    • ‘She bought it in 2000 for about £235,000, when it was still heated by a back boiler and scarcely inhabitable by today's standards.’
    • ‘More recently, Mars has been featured on film as a volatile future colony in Total Recall and a bizarrely inhabitable terrain in Red Planet.’
    • ‘This was a perfectly nice Polish neighborhood before you guys decided to move in, open up your hip bars, and generally make the area more inhabitable for the Yuppies.’
    • ‘The house itself was built around 1750AD and the Friars of the Corpus Friary lived there after the Friary itself became inhabitable.’
    habitable, fit to live in, fit to occupy, usable, liveable-in, suitable for residential use
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