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.
Recent Examples of acclimate from the Web
Jefferies wasted little time getting acclimated to his surroundings, taking to Twitter to share his experience.
Left wing was one of the Flyers’ weakest positions last season, and Lindblom has a clear path to winning a job in training camp, provided he gets acclimated to the smaller rinks and the more physical style of play.
And if a transplant didn't have to happen immediately, a recipient's immune system could be slowly acclimated to the new organ's cells, making their body less likely to reject it.
Wall Street paused to acclimate to the change in altitude Thursday after scaling record highs a day earlier.
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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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