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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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The purpose of the study was to examine whether millipedes habituate to a vibrational stimulus and then to test for dishabituation.
Uganda has spent huge sums of money to habituate gorillas for tourism -- a delicate process through which primates get used to human presence without losing their character.
Hopefully, the person selected will already have an in-depth knowledge of both the workings of Irish racecourses and of the people who habituate them.
Do these changes observed in the laboratory habituate, or do they persist under chronic noise exposure?
On the other, they habituate users to the speed and convenience of such services, making going back to slower data rates particularly unappealing.
Repeated exposure to the testing environment is thought to allow the volunteer to habituate to the anomalies of that environment and thus yield results from the plateau of the learning curve that can be compared with results from future testing.
Her stunning communication breakthroughs with Digit, and other Rwandan primates she came to know, paved the way for researchers to habituate mountain gorillas to tourist visits.
Fish and Wildlife Service's Chris Servheen: "I think grizzlies can habituate to anything, given enough time and exposure.