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 Can your skin get too acclimated to certain products, making them less effective? CNN Underscored, "12 essential skin care questions, answered by dermatologists," 18 Sep. 2019 With Montana on Wednesday, Texas Southern Saturday and Alabama State (Dec. 29) remaining in nonconference play, Dante will have a chance to get acclimated and increase his playing time incrementally before the start of Pac-12 play. oregonlive, "N’Faly Dante expected to debut for Oregon Ducks basketball against Montana," 17 Dec. 2019 The former first-round draft pick only began practicing Friday and is still absorbing the playbook and getting acclimated to his new surroundings. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans' Tashaun Gipson, Laremy Tunsil active for Ravens game," 17 Nov. 2019 Shanahan needed to become acclimated to the wide-ranging duties of a head coach, everything from clock management to dealing with the media to pregame speeches. Ron Kroichick,, "49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan: From ball boy to head coach," 31 Oct. 2019 Still getting acclimated to a different country, language and league, don’t be surprised if Doumbouya isn’t receiving regular minutes when the Pistons open the regular season Oct. 23 at Indiana. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons' exhibition opener will offer first look at rookie Sekou Doumbouya," 6 Oct. 2019 For now, Casali and Barnhart are in the clubhouse and trying to help new catchers Juan Graterol and Ryan Lavarnway become acclimated with the pitching staff. Bobby Nightengale,, "Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett confident he will break out of early slump," 18 July 2019 Generally, people who work outside or exercise a lot are more acclimated to the heat and therefore less likely to succumb to illness. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Mitch Petrus, former NFL lineman and Super Bowl champion, dies of heatstroke at age 32," 19 July 2019 After two years, Da Silva had become acclimated to life in the U.S. A local host family, José and Kathy Gonçalves, had semi-adopted him. Los Angeles Times, "Flavio da Silva, photographed as a boy in Brazil’s favelas, on the images that outraged," 19 July 2019

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1822, in the meaning defined above

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“Acclimated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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