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1. The process of habituating or the state of being habituated.
2. Physiological tolerance to a drug resulting from repeated use.
3. Psychology The decline in responsiveness to a stimulus due to repeated exposure.


1. the act or process of habituating
2. (Psychology) psychol the temporary waning of an innate response that occurs when it is elicited many times in succession. Compare extinction6


(həˌbɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃən)

1. the act of habituating.
2. the condition of being habituated.
3. physiological tolerance to or psychological dependence on a drug, caused by continued use.
4. reduction of psychological or behavioral response to a stimulus as a result of repeated or prolonged exposure.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.habituation - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)habituation - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
drug addiction, white plague - an addiction to a drug (especially a narcotic drug)
2.habituation - a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions
accommodation, adjustment, fitting - making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances


n habituación f
References in classic literature ?
Though, consumed with the hot fire of his purpose, Ahab in all his thoughts and actions ever had in view the ultimate capture of Moby Dick; though he seemed ready to sacrifice all mortal interests to that one passion; nevertheless it may have been that he was by nature and long habituation far too wedded to a fiery whaleman's ways, altogether to abandon the collateral prosecution of the voyage.
His rifle was no old-fashioned Snider, but a modern, repeating Winchester; and he showed habituation to firing it from his shoulder rather than from the hip after the manner of most Malaitans.
Distraction arises when one is more focused on what's distracting them, such as a baby crying, instead of what they should be focused on, while habituation comes from being bored from what is around a person and what he/she is doing, thus leading to distraction from work by seeking out something fun to do.
Junita also added that during the habituation period at the site will be released eagle Brontok named Wira the data obtained from the volunteers is positive.
It covers basic concepts and definitions, the structure of unconditioned behavior, habituation and sensitization, instrumental or operant conditioning, schedules and theories of reinforcement, punishment, avoidance learning, stimulus control of behavior, and other topics.
Cell variety, stage of ripeness and level of habituation to an acidic environment have little effect on the bacteria's survival and growth.
However, knowledge of the role of temporal contexts, such as time of day of conditioning (Manrique, Gamiz, Moron, Ballesteros, & Gallo, 2009; Manrique, Molero, Ballesteros, Moron, Gallo, & Fenton, 2004), and the specific function of the habituation to temporal contexts or familiarity of these contexts (Quintero, Diaz, Vargas, Schmajuk, Lopez, & De la Casa, 2011) on the latent inhibition of CTA is scarce.
Some recommend that it shouldn't be given more than once every two or three weeks to prevent habituation.
Researchers believe the effect of habituation could be reduced by increasing the variety of "auditory enrichment.
All habituation and test exercises were performed on a 30 x 40 inch force platform (ACP, Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.
A lack of habituation to pain stimulus can be observed in migraineurs but not in patients with cluster headache.