habituation definition

  • noun:
    • the entire process of habituating or the state to be habituated.
    • Physiological threshold to a drug caused by repeated use.
    • Psychological reliance on a drug.
    • Psychology The decline of a conditioned response after duplicated experience of the conditioned stimulation.
    • The act of habituating, or accustoming; the state of being habituated.
    • The work of habituating, or accustoming; the state to be habituated.
    • The act of habituating, and/or condition of being habituated.
    • an over-all accommodation to unchanging ecological problems
    • being unusually tolerant to and dependent on something that is mentally or physically habit-forming (especially liquor or narcotic medications)

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