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ha·bit·u·ate  audio  (h-bch-t) KEY 

VERB:
ha·bit·u·at·ed, ha·bit·u·at·ing, ha·bit·u·ates
VERB:
tr.
To accustom by frequent repetition or prolonged exposure.
VERB:
intr.
  1. To cause physiological or psychological habituation, as to a drug.
  2. Psychology To experience habituation.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle English, accustomed, from Late Latin habitutus, past participle of habitur, to be in a condition, from Latin habitus, condition, habit ; see habit


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