acclimatize

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verb ac·cli·ma·tize \ə-ˈklī-mə-ˌtīz\

Definition of acclimatize

acclimatized

;

acclimatizing

acclimatization

play \ə-ˌklī-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

acclimatizer

noun

Examples of acclimatize in a sentence

  1. The mountain climbers spent a few days acclimatizing themselves to the high altitude.

  2. had lived through several northern winters before she fully acclimatized her wardrobe

Origin and Etymology of acclimatize

ad- + climate + -ize (perhaps modeled on French acclimater) — more at acclimate


First Known Use: 1802


ACCLIMATIZE Defined for English Language Learners

acclimatize

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verb ac·cli·ma·tize \ə-ˈklī-mə-ˌtīz\

Definition of acclimatize for English Language Learners

  • : to adjust or adapt to a new climate, place, or situation


ACCLIMATIZE Defined for Kids

acclimatize

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verb ac·cli·ma·tize \ə-ˈklī-mə-ˌtīz\

Definition of acclimatize for Students

acclimatized

;

acclimatizing


Medical Dictionary

acclimatize

verb ac·cli·ma·tize
variants: or British

acclimatise

\ə-ˈklī-mə-ˌtīz\play

Medical Definition of acclimatize

acclimatized

or British

acclimatised

;

acclimatizing

or British

acclimatising

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to adapt to a new temperature, altitude, climate, environment, or situation

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become acclimatized

acclimatization

or British

acclimatisation

\ə-ˌklī-mət-ə-ˈzā-shən\play noun


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