habituate

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Etymology[edit]

Latin habituatus, past participle of habituare (to bring into a condition or habit of body).

Verb[edit]

habituate (third-person singular simple present habituates, present participle habituating, simple past and past participle habituated)

  1. To make accustomed; to accustom; to familiarize.
    • Sir K. Digby
      our English dogs, who were habituated to a colder clime
    • Tillotson
      Men are first corrupted [] and next they habituate themselves to their vicious practices.
  2. To settle as an inhabitant.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir W. Temple to this entry?)

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