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habituate

(hə-bĭch′o͞o-āt′)
v. habitu·ated, habitu·ating, habitu·ates
v.tr.
To accustom by frequent repetition or prolonged exposure.
v.intr.
1. To cause physiological or psychological habituation, as to a drug.
2. Psychology To experience habituation.
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Previous research has shown that the normal human fetus habituates, but habituation rates are altered if the fetus is exposed to reduced oxygen levels, maternal smoking, maternal sedatives, and impaired fetal growth," he added.
This failure to habituate provides a novel neural mechanism for understanding the shy and cautious behavior that is characteristic of inhibited individuals," said Jennifer Urbano Blackford, Ph.
Early timings, as is practiced in Bahrain, is good as it habituates children to wake up early every day, thereby giving them enough time for themselves and to foster their innate talents.
One clear example today is how the Internet not only provides resources for more information, but habituates persons to interactive communication.
Through interviews with both real and imagined women, the book explores a number of societies, showing how in each one, starting in childhood, the woman habituates the glass corridors through which she must learn to move.
wig, gown and fall apart, bears scant resemblance to the Scottish Silk, dour or douce, who normally habituates the ringing stone passages and panelled justice halls of Edinburgh's High Court of Justiciary.
But like the character Nobody in Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, 1995, the more Durham habituates himself to Europe, the more potent come to seem the tropes of this identity, a development probably owing to his increased renown.
After a series of such stimuli, the snail habituates, ignoring the water jets.