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Habituate

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To Habítuate. v.a. [habituer, French.] To accustom; to use one's self by frequent repetition.

Men are first corrupted by bad counsel and company, and next they habituate themselves to their vicious practices. Tillot.

Such as live in a rarer air are habituated to the exercise of a greater muscular strength. Arbuthnot on Air.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Tillotson, John (68)

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