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

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats