acclimate

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verb ac·cli·mate \ˈa-klə-ˌmāt; ə-ˈklī-mət, -ˌmāt\

Definition of acclimate

acclimated

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acclimating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to adapt (someone) to a new temperature, altitude, climate, environment, or situation They had to acclimate themselves to an urban lifestyle. slowly becoming acclimated to a new environment

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to adjust or adapt to a new temperature, climate, environment, or situation :  to become acclimated climbers gradually acclimating to the high altitude

Examples of acclimate in a sentence

  1. I acclimated myself to the hot weather.

  2. You might need to acclimate your plants to bright sunlight gradually.

  3. We took a few days to get acclimated to our new teacher.

Origin and Etymology of acclimate

borrowed from French acclimater, from a-, prefix forming transitive verbs (going back to Latin ad- ad-) + climat “climate” (going back to Old French) — more at climate


First Known Use: 1792


ACCLIMATE Defined for English Language Learners

acclimate

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verb ac·cli·mate \ˈa-klə-ˌmāt; ə-ˈklī-mət, -ˌmāt\

Definition of acclimate for English Language Learners

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


ACCLIMATE Defined for Kids

acclimate

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verb ac·cli·mate \ə-ˈklī-mət, ˈa-klə-ˌmāt\

Definition of acclimate for Students

acclimated

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acclimating

  1. :  to adjust or change to fit a new climate or new surroundings He had trouble acclimating to the hot weather.


Medical Dictionary

acclimate

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verb ac·cli·mate \ˈak-lə-ˌmāt; ə-ˈklī-mət, -ˌmāt\

Medical Definition of acclimate

acclimated

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acclimating



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