habituate

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

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


HABITUATE Defined for English Language Learners

habituate

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

Definition of habituate for English Language Learners

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


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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