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habituate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Habituate  \Ha*bit"u*ate\,  a. 
  Firmly  established  by  custom;  formed  by  habit;  habitual.  [R.] 
  --Hammond. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Habituate  \Ha*bit"u*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Habituated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Habituating}.]  [L.  habituatus  p.  p.  of 
  habituare  to  bring  into  a  condition  or  habit  of  body:  cf  F. 
  habituer.  See  {Habit}.] 
  1.  To  make  accustomed;  to  accustom;  to  familiarize. 
 
  Our  English  dogs,  who  were  habituated  to  a  colder 
  clime.  --Sir  K. 
  Digby 
 
  Men  are  first  corrupted  .  .  .  and  next  they 
  habituate  themselves  to  their  vicious  practices. 
  --Tillotson. 
 
  2.  To  settle  as  an  inhabitant.  [Obs.]  --Sir  W.  Temple. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  habituate 
  v  :  make  used  (to  something);  "She  became  habituated  to  the 
  background  music"  [syn:  {accustom}] 




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