habituation: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hu-bich"-ā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of habituating.
  2. the condition of being habituated.
  3. physiological tolerance to or psychological dependence on a drug, short of addiction.
  4. reduction of psychological or behavioral response occurring when a specific stimulus occurs repeatedly.
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