Definition of Habituation in English :

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1. addiction, dependance, dependence, dependency, habituation

being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)

2. habituation

a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of habituation
the act or process of habituating
2. psychology
the temporary waning of an innate response that occurs when it is elicited many times in succession
Compare extinction (sense 6)

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see synonyms of habituation
1. The process of habituating or the state of being habituated.
2. Physiological tolerance to a drug resulting from repeated use.
3. Psychology The decline in responsiveness to a stimulus due to repeated exposure.

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