What word is used to describe the loss of novelty?

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August 19, 2008 5:17PM

"Accustomisation" would refer to someone finding something less novel over time - "he became accustomed to the traffic noise outside his new house". An alternative might be "acclimatisation", or possibly "regularisation" or "normalisation", although the last two probably more strictly refer to something becoming "less unusual" than "less new", since something can be really old but unusual, and then become widespread - it never had any novelty to lose.