Definition of acclimate
: 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
: 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
I acclimated myself to the hot weather.
You might need to acclimate your plants to bright sunlight gradually.
We took a few days to get acclimated to our new teacher.
Origin and Etymology of acclimate
French acclimater, from a- (from Latin ad-) + climat climate
First Known Use: 1792
ACCLIMATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of acclimate for English Language Learners
: to adjust or adapt to a new climate, place, or situation
ACCLIMATE Defined for Kids
Definition of acclimate for Students
: to adjust or change to fit a new climate or new surroundings He had trouble acclimating to the hot weather.
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