Definitions for habituatehəˈbɪtʃ uˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ha•bit•u•atehəˈbɪtʃ uˌeɪt(v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to accustom (an individual) either physically or mentally to a particular situation; train.

    Category: Animal Behavior, Psychology

  2. Archaic. to frequent.

  3. (v.i.)to cause habituation.

    Category: Animal Behavior, Psychology

Origin of habituate:

1520–30; < ML habituātus, ptp. of habituāre, der. of L habitushabit1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. use, habituate(verb)

    take or consume (regularly or habitually)

    "She uses drugs rarely"

  2. habituate, accustom(verb)

    make psychologically or physically used (to something)

    "She became habituated to the background music"


  1. habituate(Verb)

    To turn into a habit, to make habitual.

    He would eventually habituate his use of opiates.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Habituate(verb)

    to make accustomed; to accustom; to familiarize

  2. Habituate(verb)

    to settle as an inhabitant

  3. Habituate(adj)

    firmly established by custom; formed by habit; habitual


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