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habit

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noun hab·it \ˈhab-ət\

Medical Definition of habit

  1. 1:  bodily appearance or makeup especially as indicative of one's capacities and condition <a man of fleshy habit>

  2. 2:  a settled tendency or usual manner of behavior

  3. 3a:  a behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition or physiological exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facility of performance <the daily bowel habit>b:  an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary <locked the door through force of habit>c:  addiction <was forced to steal to support his drug habit>

  4. 4:  characteristic mode of growth or occurrence





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