acclimation

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noun ac·cli·ma·tion \ˌa-klə-ˈmā-shən, -ˌklī-\

Definition of acclimation

  1. :  the process or result of acclimating; especially :  physiological adjustment by an organism to environmental change

Examples of acclimation in a Sentence

  1. a period of acclimation to the region's rising temperatures

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Origin and Etymology of acclimation

acclim(ate) + -ation


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acclimation

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noun ac·cli·ma·tion \ˌak-lə-ˈmā-shən, -ˌlī-\

Medical Definition of acclimation

  1. :  acclimatization especially by physiological adjustment of an organism to environmental change


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