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Meaning of HABITUATE

Pronunciation:  hu'bichoo`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make psychologically or physically used (to something); "She became habituated to the background music"
  2. [v]  take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely"
 

HABITUATE is a 9 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: accustom, use
 
 See Also: addict, alter, board, change, consume, drink, harden, have, hook, indurate, ingest, inure, take, take in, teach, tope

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Ha*bit"u*ate\, a.
    Firmly established by custom; formed by habit; habitual. [R.]
    --Hammond.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, addict, adjust, bear, break, break in, case harden, condition, confirm, domesticate, domesticize, endure, establish, familiarize, fix, gentle, harden, housebreak, inure, naturalize, orient, orientate, season, support, take to, tame, tolerate, train, use, wont
 

 

 

 

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