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