acclimated

adjective
ac·cli·mat·ed | \ ˈa-klə-ˌmā-təd ; ə-ˈklī-mə- , -ˌmā- \

Definition of acclimated 

: adapted to a new altitude, climate, environment, or situation … people can and must become acclimated to extreme weather. It can be a matter of life and death. —Jack Williams Hampsten, well acclimated from training in Colorado all summer, had LeMond on the ropes … —John Krakauer

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Exposure therapy — a process of growing acclimated to and eventually accepting the source of fear — is often used to treat phobias, but that’s difficult to arrange for most people with aviophobia. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Why Some People Have a Crippling Fear of Flying — and How They Can Overcome It," 6 July 2018 Students get acclimated to Texas classrooms for one year at the campus and then move to a neighborhood campus. Diane Smith, star-telegram, "'After the headlines have faded,' they will be the first to see immigrant children's trauma," 29 June 2018 Project Runway exec producer Desiree Gruber and husband Kyle MacLachlan also became fans of Geller after tasking her with helping their Jackapoo (Jack Russell and poodle mix) puppy Elvis socialize and become acclimated to bicoastal travel. Lesley Mckenzie, The Hollywood Reporter, "Meet Hollywood's Top Canine Trainer: "A Life Coach for Dogs and for People"," 18 June 2018 Simply put, the D.C. region’s population is more acclimated to high heat and humidity than most regions on the map. Greg Porter, Washington Post, "PM Update: Mild and muggy tonight, oppressive heat and humidity Monday," 17 June 2018 Americans became acclimated to this particular flavor profile of commercial ketchup — which was different from the ketchups produced by home cooks. Amy Bentley, BostonGlobe.com, "Is ketchup the perfect complement to the American diet?," 10 June 2018 Americans became acclimated to this particular flavor profile of commercial ketchup—which was different from the ketchups produced by home cooks. Amy Bentley, Smithsonian, "How Ketchup Revolutionized How Food Is Grown, Processed and Regulated," 4 June 2018 The threshold for what is considered excessive heat is lower early in the heat season in large part because people have not had time to become acclimated to such temperatures. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Excessive-heat watch: Phoenix area could see high temp of 107 degrees Sunday," 3 May 2018 The threshold for what is considered excessive heat is lower early in the season in large part because people have not become acclimated to such temperatures. Chris Mccrory, azcentral, "Valley braces for sweltering 108 degrees Sunday amid excessive heat warnings," 5 May 2018

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1822, in the meaning defined above

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