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habituate

[ huh-bich-oo-eyt ]
/ h蓹藞b瑟t蕛 u藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ha路bit路u路at路ed, ha路bit路u路at路ing.
to accustom (a person, the mind, etc.), as to a particular situation: Wealth habituated him to luxury.
Archaic. to frequent.
verb (used without object), ha路bit路u路at路ed, ha路bit路u路at路ing.
to cause habituation, physiologically or psychologically.
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Origin of habituate

1520鈥30; <Late Latin habitu膩tus conditioned, constituted, (past participle of habitu膩re), equivalent to habitu(s) habit1 + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM habituate

un路ha路bit路u路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for habituate

habituate
/ (h蓹藞b瑟tj蕣藢e瑟t) /

verb
to accustom; make used (to)
US and Canadian archaic to frequent
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Medical definitions for habituate

habituate
[ h蓹-b沫ch艒艒-膩t鈥 ]

v.
To accustom by frequent repetition or prolonged exposure.
To cause physiological or psychological habituation, as to a drug.
To experience psychological habituation.
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