verb (used with object), ha·bit·u·at·ed, ha·bit·u·at·ing.
- to accustom (a person, the mind, etc.), as to a particular situation: Wealth habituated him to luxury.
- Archaic. to frequent.
verb (used without object), ha·bit·u·at·ed, ha·bit·u·at·ing.
- to cause habituation, physiologically or psychologically.
- to accustom; make used (to)
- US and Canadian archaic to frequent
1520s, from Latin habituatus, past participle of habituare “to bring into a condition or habit of the body,” from habitus (see habit (n.)). Related: Habituated; habituating.
- To accustom by frequent repetition or prolonged exposure.
- To cause physiological or psychological habituation, as to a drug.
- To experience psychological habituation.