Assuefaction As`sue*fac"tion, n. [L. assuefacere to accustom to; assuetus (p. p. of assuescere to accustom to) + facere to make; cf. OF. assuefaction.] The act of accustoming, or the state of being accustomed; habituation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Custom and studies efform the soul like wax, and by assuefaction introduce a nature. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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