to accustom (a person, the mind, etc.), as to a particular situation: Wealth habituated him to luxury.
Archaic. to frequent.
to cause habituation, physiologically or psychologically.
- un·ha·bit·u·at·ed, adjective
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How to use habituate in a sentence
This is doubtless due, as in the case of most poisons, to the system becoming habituated to its use.A Statistical Inquiry Into the Nature and Treatment of Epilepsy | Alexander Hughes Bennett
Poor wretches, habituated to poverty, undergo all these sufferings with a fortitude which we frequently meet with in malefactors.Letters To Eugenia | Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
"It's only a lobster, you know," she said, with the careless ease of a young woman quite habituated to midnight suppers.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
Besides these philosophers, thousands of wise men amongst the Greeks, ancient and modern, habituated themselves to travel.Ancient Faiths And Modern | Thomas Inman
I gradually became habituated to the custom, and did not notice it.As A Chinaman Saw Us | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for habituate
to accustom; make used (to)
US and Canadian archaic to frequent
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