reacclimate

verb
re·​ac·​cli·​mate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈa-klə-ˌmāt How to pronounce reacclimate (audio) ; -ə-ˈklī-mət, -ˌmāt\
reacclimated; reacclimating; reacclimates

Definition of reacclimate

: to readapt (someone or something) to a new temperature, altitude, climate, environment, or situation : to acclimate again reacclimated himself to the climate of his native country plants reacclimating to spring temperatures You'd be surprised how quickly the body acclimates to a change in environment. Perhaps I should say reacclimates, since you are returning to a situation with which your body is familiar.Runner's World

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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