Definitions

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  • n. The act of making inveterate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of making inveterate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A growing into use by long custom.

Etymologies

Latin inveteratio. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I say, then, that the real, the enduring shyness is that inveteration of reserve to which a few men in a few countries are miserably condemned.

    Apologia Diffidentis

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