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acclimate

[ak-luh-meyt, uh-klahy-mit] /ˈæk ləˌmeɪt, əˈklaɪ mɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), acclimated, acclimating.
1.
to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < French acclimater. See ac-, climate
Related forms
acclimatable
[uh-klahy-mi-tuh-buh l] /əˈklaɪ mɪ tə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
acclimation
[ak-luh-mey-shuh n] /ˌæk ləˈmeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
reacclimate, verb, reacclimated, reacclimating.
unacclimated, adjective
Can be confused
acclamation, acclimation.
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Word Origin and History for acclimatable

acclimate

v.

1792, from French acclimater, verb formed from à "to" (see ad-) + climat (see climate). Related: Acclimated; acclimating. The extended form acclimatize is now more common.

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