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habituate Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb take or consume (regularly or habitually)
    use.
    • She uses drugs rarely
  2. verb make psychologically or physically used (to something)
    accustom.
    • She became habituated to the background music
WordNet

Ha*bit"u*ate transitive verb
Etymology
L. habituatus, p. p. of habituare to bring into a condition or habit of body: cf. F. habituer. See Habit.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Habituated ; present participle & verbal noun Habituating
Definitions
  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.
Ha*bit"u*ate adjective
Definitions
  1. Firmly established by custom; formed by habit; habitual. R. Hammond.

Webster 1913