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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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EX/RP is not merely a behavioral therapy aimed at habituating obsessions and compulsions, said Dr.
In fact, smoking's failure to intoxicate or to require an increase in dose in order to produce psychoactive effects justified, in part, the determination in the 1964 Surgeon General's report that smoking was habituating not addictive, said Johnston of RJ Reynolds.
Over Fossey's objections, a consortium of international conservation groups called the Mountain Gorilla Project began habituating gorilla families to feel at home with visitors.
2 brand (say, for example, Centrum) succeeded in habituating 8 percent of supplement users to take it.
And the media help us respond to that aesthetic by showing us where to position new horrors rather than understand them." 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.