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
Some workers require up to two or three weeks to fully acclimatize.
While mild symptoms are more a nuisance than a health threat, they are a definite warning to acclimatize.
Acclimatize new and returning workers performing strenuous work.
Acclimatize, or gradually introduce, employees to hot environments.
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