The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Habituate \Ha*bit"u*ate\ (h[.a]*b[i^]t"[-u]*[=a]t), v. t. [imp.
& p. p. Habituated (h[.a]*b[i^]t"[-u]*[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr.
& vb. n. Habituating (h[.a]*b[i^]t"[-u]*[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [L.
habituatus, p. p. of habituare to bring into a condition or
habit of body: cf. F. habituer. See Habit.]
1. To make accustomed; to accustom; to familiarize.
Our English dogs, who were habituated to a colder
clime. --Sir K.
Men are first corrupted . . . and next they
habituate themselves to their vicious practices.
2. To settle as an inhabitant. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple.