[huh-bich-oo-ey-shuh n] /həˌbɪtʃ uˈeɪ ʃən/

the act of .
the condition of being .
physiological tolerance to or psychological dependence on a drug, short of addiction.
reduction of psychological or behavioral response occurring when a specific stimulus occurs repeatedly.
the act or process of habituating
(psychol) the temporary waning of an innate response that occurs when it is elicited many times in succession Compare extinction (sense 6)

mid-15c., from Medieval Latin habituationem, noun of action from habituare (see habituate (v.)).

habituation ha·bit·u·a·tion (hə-bĭch’ōō-ā’shən)


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