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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited; indwelling.
- Abode; place of dwelling; residence.
- Population; inhabitants.
- 1671, John Milton, “Samson Agonistes, […]”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: […] J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398, lines 1522–1525, page 88–89:
- Noiſe call you it or univerſal groan / As if the whole inhabitation periſ'd, / Blood, death, and deathful deeds are in the noiſe, / Ruin, deſtruction at the utmoſt point.