Habituating
Habituate Ha*bit"u*ate (h[.a]*b[i^]t"[-u]*[=a]t), v. t. [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. [1913 Webster]

Our English dogs, who were habituated to a colder clime. --Sir K. Digby. [1913 Webster]

Men are first corrupted . . . and next they habituate themselves to their vicious practices. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

2. To settle as an inhabitant. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]


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