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Meaning of HABITUATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions
  2. [n]  being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
 

HABITUATION is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: addiction, dependence, dependency
 
 See Also: accommodation, drug addiction, physiological condition, physiological state, white plague

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ha*bit`u*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. habituation.]
The act of habituating, or accustoming; the state of being
habituated.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The tendency of some neurons to require either a stronger nerve signal or a longer recharge period before it can fire again, if it has been triggered recently.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a habit, acclimation, acclimatization, accommodation, accustoming, acquired tolerance, acute alcoholism, adaption, addictedness, addiction, adjustment, alcoholism, amphetamine withdrawal symptoms, barbiturate addiction, barbiturism, breaking, breaking-in, case hardening, chain smoking, chronic alcoholism, cocainism, conditioning, crash, craving, dependence, dipsomania, domestication, drug addiction, drug culture, drug dependence, familiarization, hardening, housebreaking, inurement, naturalization, nicotine addiction, orientation, physical dependence, psychological dependence, seasoning, taming, tolerance, training, withdrawal sickness, withdrawal symptoms
 

 

 

 

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