Associations to the word «Habituation»

Wiktionary

HABITUATION, noun. The act of habituating, or accustoming; the state of being habituated.
HABITUATION, noun. (psychology) The process of becoming accustomed to an internal or external stimulus, such as a noxious smell or loud noise.

Dictionary definition

HABITUATION, noun. Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).
HABITUATION, noun. A general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions.

Wise words

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Nathaniel Hawthorne