[ak-luh-meyt, uh-klahy-mit]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), acclimated, acclimating.
to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.

1785–95; < French acclimater. See ac-, climate

acclimatable [uh-klahy-mi-tuh-buhl] , adjective
acclimation [ak-luh-mey-shuhn] , noun
reacclimate, verb, reacclimated, reacclimating.
unacclimated, adjective

acclamation, acclimation. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Word Origin & History

1792, from Fr. acclimater, from à "to" (from L. ad) + climat (see climate). The extended form acclimatize is now more common. Acclimation is recorded from 1859.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
The birds are all doing well, and give promise of becoming thoroughly
Getting people acclimated to the idea of letting others use their idle
  bandwidth is another.
The company was in top form and now more acclimated to a huge stage.
Becoming acclimated to the heat does not help the body conserve water.
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