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v. ha·bit·u·at·ed, ha·bit·u·at·ing, ha·bit·u·ates
To accustom by frequent repetition or prolonged exposure.
1. To cause physiological or psychological habituation, as to a drug.
2. Psychology To experience habituation.
[From Middle English, accustomed, from Late Latin habituātus, past participle of habituārī, to be in a condition, from Latin habitus, condition, habit; see habit.]
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1. to accustom; make used (to)
2. archaic US and Canadian to frequent
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v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to accustom (an individual) either physically or mentally to a particular situation; train.
2. Archaic. to frequent.v.i.
3. to cause habituation.
[1520–30; < Medieval Latin habituātus, past participle of habituāre, derivative of Latin habitus habit1]
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Past participle: habituated
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|Verb||1.||habituate - take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely"|
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
tope, drink - drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic; "The husband drinks and beats his wife"
board - lodge and take meals (at)
|2.||habituate - make psychologically or physically used (to something); "She became habituated to the background music"|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
inure, indurate, harden - cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate; "He was inured to the cold"
teach - accustom gradually to some action or attitude; "The child is taught to obey her parents"
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verb accustom, train, condition, school, season, discipline, break in, harden, acquaint, familiarize, inure, acclimatize, make used to The researchers first habituated each baby to their surroundings.
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