habituated

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Habituate \Ha*bit"u*ate\ (h[.a]*b[i^]t"[-u]*[=a]t), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Habituated} (h[.a]*b[i^]t"[-u]*[=a]'t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Habituating} (h[.a]*b[i^]t"[-u]*[=a]'t[i^]ng).] [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.


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