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acclimatize

verb ac·cli·ma·tize \ə-ˈklī-mə-ˌtīz\

: to adjust or adapt to a new climate, place, or situation

ac·cli·ma·tizedac·cli·ma·tiz·ing

Full Definition of ACCLIMATIZE

:  acclimate
ac·cli·ma·ti·za·tion \ə-ˌklī-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
ac·cli·ma·tiz·er noun
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Examples of ACCLIMATIZE

  1. The mountain climbers spent a few days acclimatizing themselves to the high altitude.
  2. <had lived through several northern winters before she fully acclimatized her wardrobe>

First Known Use of ACCLIMATIZE

1815

Rhymes with ACCLIMATIZE

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ACCLIMATIZATION Defined for Kids

acclimatize

verb ac·cli·ma·tize \ə-ˈklī-mə-ˌtīz\
ac·cli·ma·tizedac·cli·ma·tiz·ing

Definition of ACCLIMATIZE for Kids

:  acclimate
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acclimatize

verb ac·cli·ma·tize
ac·cli·ma·tized or British ac·cli·ma·tisedac·cli·ma·tiz·ing or British ac·cli·ma·tis·ing

Medical Definition of ACCLIMATIZE

transitive verb
:  to adapt to a new temperature, altitude, climate, environment, or situation
intransitive verb
:  to become acclimatized
ac·cli·ma·ti·za·tion or British ac·cli·ma·ti·sa·tion \ə-ˌklī-mət-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Variants of ACCLIMATIZE

ac·cli·ma·tize or British ac·cli·ma·tise \ə-ˈklī-mə-ˌtīz\

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