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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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First, Raskin says the gesture should be habituating.
While feeding elk is illegal any time of the year, as it causes problems by habituating elk to find food around homes and can be dangerous to those who attempt to feed elk by hand, those who violate this law during the winter also put the elk at risk," Cottrell said.
By the 4th stimulus presentation, the vocalization no longer occurred, and the magnitude of the startle reflex was clearly habituating.
If Salmoni was honest and respectful about habituating lions for tourists, he'd get them used to vehicles--it's safer for both human and lion, and it wouldn't provoke the same distressed fury from Cleo.
The rabbit that burrows within holes, The moving ground created by habituating moles, The preying eagle that takes flight, Do you see human skins in colour or just black and white?