acclimatize

[uh-klahy-muh-tahyz]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), acclimatized, acclimatizing.
Also, especially British, acclimatise.


Origin:
1830–40; acclimate + -ize

acclimatizable, adjective
acclimatization, noun
reacclimatization, noun
reacclimatize, verb, reacclimatized, reacclimatizing.
unacclimatized, adjective
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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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acclimatize
1836, from acclimate + -ize; a more recent formation than acclimate and replacing it in many uses.
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Example sentences
Acclimatization may take weeks, although significant adaptation occurs within a
  few days of the first exposure.
As with other rhythm action games, you need to allow yourself a good hour for
  acclimatization.
That's an adaptive process the human body is already capable of, but the
  necessary acclimatization can take weeks.
The ascent is gradual, as much for acclimatization as for taking in the
  mountain's unique ecology in the company of expert guides.
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