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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.
Washington, Sept 15 ( ANI ): Foetuses exposed to heavy binge drinking by their mums while still in the womb require significantly more trials to habituate and also exhibit a greater variability in test performance, a new study has revealed.