ac·​cli·​mat·​ed | \ ˈa-klə-ˌmā-təd How to pronounce acclimated (audio) ; 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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Recent Examples on the Web As refugees become acclimated to Cleveland and its surrounding areas, Assad said work opportunities shouldn’t be hard to find considering several businesses are looking for workers. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 24 Dec. 2021 Tourigny, on the players becoming more acclimated to his system, said his team had a lot of pride. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 18 Nov. 2021 In one of the Taliban’s first news conferences since taking power, a representative asked women to stay home for now while its fighters become more acclimated to their presence in public. Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2021 After they become acclimated to their new digs, Gatorland plans to offer encounters with them on Flamingo Island. Dewayne Bevil,, 10 June 2021 Rookies need them to become acclimated to the pros before the real stuff kicks off. Barry Wilner, Star Tribune, 3 May 2021 Plus, you might actually become acclimated to the acrid, stale taste due to the buildup of leftover oils. Marygrace Taylor, SELF, 23 Nov. 2020 Dogs have to be able to go outside and become acclimated to their new worlds. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 19 Oct. 2020 The introductions will be done carefully to allow Captain and the cubs to become acclimated to one another. Nora Mishanec,, 8 Oct. 2020 See More

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1822, in the meaning defined above

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“Acclimated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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