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  • v  take or consume (regularly or habitually)
  • v  make psychologically or physically used (to something)
    She became habituated to the background music

  • A healthy child will show a strong electrodermal response--basically a measure of sweating or stress--to the first exposure but will quickly habituate, showing little response to .
  • But humans habituate to thrills, which means needing more and more to get the same buzz.
  • But it's also unavoidable given our tendency to habituate to any unpleasant stimulus, from pain and sorrow to a persistent car alarm.

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