acclimated

adjective

ac·​cli·​mat·​ed ˈa-klə-ˌmā-təd How to pronounce acclimated (audio)
ə-ˈklī-mə-,
-ˌmā-
: 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

Examples of acclimated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hughes said that the bat was somewhat acclimated to humans because it was raised by her from a two-day-old pup. Jeffrey Kluger, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 As leader of the nine-member girl group Twice for the past eight years, Jihyo has become acclimated to the hustle that is being a global musician. India Roby, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Aug. 2023 Julia, then known as Billie, became acclimated to Alaskan life, serving, at age 11, whiskey in the roadhouse to gold miners; exploring the tundra and observing reindeer; and encountering a parade of rough characters, many of them miners. Richard Sandomir, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Aug. 2023 Julia, then known as Billie, became acclimated to Alaskan life, serving whiskey in the road house to gold miners at age 11; exploring the tundra and observing reindeer; and encountering a parade of rough characters, many of them miners. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 4 Aug. 2023 But alligators have been approaching yards of homes more often in recent weeks and appear to have become acclimated to living around humans, Kilian said. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, 13 July 2023 New for this year was an Enthusiast group designed to get the unaccustomed more acclimated to track driving. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 3 July 2023 Buffalo gets to face Trevor Lawrence and jet lag with Jacksonville more acclimated than ever to their United Kingdom environs. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 12 May 2023 Vander Esch back out more acclimated. Dallas News, 4 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acclimated was in 1822

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“Acclimated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acclimated. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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