verb (used with object), ha·bit·u·at·ed, ha·bit·u·at·ing.
verb (used without object), ha·bit·u·at·ed, ha·bit·u·at·ing.
Origin of habituate
Examples from the Web for habituate
Some are habituate vices, and the whole nature is more desperately depraved than in others.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)|Richard Baxter
A little practice will habituate them by degrees to the harness of war.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones
The Queen pretended to despise this, but inwardly raged (as people saw), she could not habituate herself to it.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
It is very shy in its nature, and cannot habituate itself to captivity.Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier
It is framed to habituate the country to the cry of "war," but we are making no preparation for war.Presidential Candidates:|D. W. Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for habituate
Word Origin and History for habituate
1520s, from Latin habituatus, past participle of habituare "to bring into a condition or habit of the body," from habitus (see habit (n.)). Related: Habituated; habituating.