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HABITUATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does habituate mean? 

HABITUATE (verb)
  The verb HABITUATE has 2 senses:

1. take or consume (regularly or habitually)
2. make psychologically or physically used (to something)

  Familiarity information: HABITUATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HABITUATE (verb)


Sense 1habituate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take or consume (regularly or habitually)

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

habituate; use

Context example:

She uses drugs rarely

Hypernyms (to "habituate" is one way to...):

consume; have; ingest; take; take in (serve oneself to, or consume regularly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "habituate"):

drink; tope (drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic)

board (lodge and take meals (at))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2habituate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make psychologically or physically used (to something)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

accustom; habituate

Context example:

She became habituated to the background music

Hypernyms (to "habituate" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "habituate"):

harden; indurate; inure (cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate)

teach (accustom gradually to some action or attitude)

addict; hook (to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody PP


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