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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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However, this finding is from a partridge population habituated to humans and fed ad libitum by local people for many years (Xu et al.
In a sense, the habituated ones are sacrificed for these wilder animals to bring in conservation money and to encourage people to protect all the gorillas.
PEOPLE PERSON It is hard to describe how important it is that pup be habituated to people.
AIR 2005 SC 1248) the Court held, "Even in cases where there is some material to show that the victim was habituated to sexual intercourse, no inference of the victim being a woman of "easy virtues" or a woman of "loose moral character" can be drawn.
Boesch said six habituated chimpanzees were killed, probably by poachers.
The consequence is that at the end of 2013, dozens of Dutch jihadists have become habituated to extreme violence and have become radicalized in their intolerant and violent ideological orientation," the agency said.
His parish is divided between those who care about justice, now abused in being denied use of parish facilities for a vigil for Radloff--another abuse of authority --and those who are habituated to praying, paying and blindly obeying, and, contrary to Pope Francis's instruction, not doing "everything to resist clericalism.
Putin also admitted that he understood well popular demands for "cardinal changes in government" by Ukrainiansdemands, he asserted, that simply stemmed from their "having become habituated to switching one thief and opportunist for another thief and opportunist.
These habituated cats showed a significant rebound in response to the subsequent presentation of their owners' voices.
There is a risk of overdosage if people get habituated to such medication even for minor complaints.
In an intriguing pilot study, researchers found that stimulating an area of the brain linked to addiction with electrical currents passed through the skull helped habituated smokers find significant relief from their tobacco cravings.