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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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2 brand (say, for example, Centrum) succeeded in habituating 8 percent of supplement users to take it.
The recycling of Holocaust photographs over the last decades -- for documentary, educational, legal, artistic, scholarly, evocative, and identity-forming purposes -- resulted in habituating viewers to the presentation of horrors, veiling rather than revealing the specifics of the atrocity displayed.