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habituate

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verb ha·bit·u·ate \hə-ˈbi-chə-ˌwāt, ha-, -chü-ˌāt\

Simple Definition of habituate

  • : to cause (a person or animal) to become familiar with and used to a particular place, situation, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of habituate

habituated

habituating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make used to something :  accustom

  3. 2 :  frequent 1

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to cause habituation

  6. 2 :  to undergo habituation <habituate to a stimulus>

Examples of habituate in a sentence

  1. <the sort of lounge lizard known to habituate bars and nightclubs>



15th Century

First Known Use of habituate

15th century


Medical Dictionary

habituate

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verb ha·bit·u·ate \hə-ˈbich-ə-ˌwāt, ha-\

Medical Definition of habituate

habituated

;

habituating

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to cause habituation in

  4. 1

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to cause habituation <marijuana may be habituating>

  7. 2:  to undergo habituation <habituate to a stimulus>





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