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HABIT'UATE, verb transitive

1. To accustom; to make familiar by frequent use or practice. Men may habituate themselves to the taste of oil or tobacco. They habituate themselves to vice. Let us habituate ourselves and our children to the exercise of charity.

2. To settle as an inhabitant in a place.

HABIT'UATE, adjective Inveterate by custom.

1. Formed by habit.