transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
- to make used (to); accustom: often used reflexively: to habituate oneself to the cold
- Archaic to frequent
Origin of habituatefrom Late Latin habituatus, past participle of habituare, to bring into a condition or habit of the body from Classical Latin habitus: see habit
verbha·bit·u·at·ed, ha·bit·u·at·ing, ha·bit·u·ates
- To cause physiological or psychological habituation, as to a drug.
- Psychology To experience habituation.
Origin of habituateFrom Middle English accustomed from Late Latin habituātus past participle of habituārī to be in a condition from Latin habitus condition, habit ; see habit .
(third-person singular simple present habituates, present participle habituating, simple past and past participle habituated)
Latin habituatus, past participle of habituare (“to bring into a condition or habit of body”).