Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of accustoming; the state of being accustomed; use; habituation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The act of accustoming, or the state of being accustomed; habituation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete habituation

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Examples

  • Whether this were not making too much of death, as tending to assuefaction, some reason there is to doubt; but certain it is that such practices would hardly be embraced by our modern gourmands, who like not to look on faces of _mortua_, or be elbowed by mummies.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 6

  • Forget not how assuefaction unto any thing minorates the passion from it; how constant objects lose their hints, and steal an inadvertisement upon us.

    Christian Morals

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