acclimation

acclimate

[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.

Origin:
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.
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acclimatize, acclimatise or acclimate (əˈklaɪməˌtaɪz, əˈklaɪmeɪt, ˈæklɪˌmeɪt)
 
vb
to adapt or become accustomed to a new climate or environment
 
acclimatise, acclimatise or acclimate
 
vb
 
acclimate, acclimatise or acclimate
 
vb
 
ac'climatizable, acclimatise or acclimate
 
adj
 
ac'climatisable, acclimatise or acclimate
 
adj
 
ac'climatable, acclimatise or acclimate
 
adj
 
acclimati'zation, acclimatise or acclimate
 
n
 
acclimati'sation, acclimatise or acclimate
 
n
 
accli'mation, acclimatise or acclimate
 
n
 
ac'climatizer, acclimatise or acclimate
 
n
 
ac'climatiser, acclimatise or acclimate
 
n

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acclimate
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.
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acclimation ac·cli·ma·tion (āk'lə-mā'shən)
n.

  1. The process of becoming adjusted to a new environment or situation.

  2. Acclimatization.

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