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

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Origin and Etymology of acclimatize

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


ACCLIMATIZE Defined for English Language Learners

acclimatize

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verb

Definition of acclimatize for English Language Learners

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


ACCLIMATIZE Defined for Kids

acclimatize

play
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 play \ə-ˈklī-mə-ˌtīz\

medical Definition of acclimatize

acclimatized or British acclimatised; acclimatizing or British acclimatising
transitive verb
:to adapt to a new temperature, altitude, climate, environment, or situation
intransitive verb
:to become acclimatized

acclimatization

or British acclimatisation play \ə-ˌklī-mət-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


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