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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Inhabitable, -abil, a. [ME. (c 1400) and OF. inhabitable, L. inhabitābilis.] Not habitable, uninhabitable. c1515 Asl. MS. I. 310/17.
The south for … hetis and the north for … caldis ar inhabitable
1549 Compl. 98/13.
That place stude betuix tua strait montanis inhabitabil and onmontabil
1594 Acts IV. 71/2.
[A house] biggit of auld, and throw lang tyme decayed in sic sort that it be alreddie inhabitable
1639 Breadalbane Lett. MS. No. 758.
The towre is inhabitable quhen thair is any weit
1662 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. I. 297.
[They] did affright the tenents of the ground of the saids lands so as they have rendered the same inhabitable
1722 Ellon Presb. 236.
The hail rooms of the second story … are inhabitable, haveing neither flooring [etc.]

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