reacclimate

verb

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

transitive + intransitive

: 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

Examples of reacclimate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The emphasis was on joy, fun and reconnection, with extra doses of games, hands-on arts projects, music and athletics, as children reacclimated to being back together. oregonlive, 25 May 2023 The games, which were first reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune, probably would take place in late March, said one person, to give both teams time to return to the U.S. and reacclimate for the rest of their seasons. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2023 Kidd-Gilchrist, who played sparingly in Charlotte earlier in the season, needed extra time to reacclimate to live-game conditioning and averaged 0.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in 13 appearances for Dallas. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 1 Sep. 2020 Sattar, above all else, needed to reacclimate his arm to throwing a baseball, and refamiliarize himself with facing high-speed pitches at the plate. Dallas News, 28 Sep. 2022 Finding community: Ashley Miller, who leads the returnship program at Goldman Sachs, says the training period is about reacclimating a once-familiar setting. Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza, Quartz, 16 Mar. 2023 The warmer waters of North Carolina will help the turtles reacclimate, scientists said. Kate Armanini, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Apr. 2023 The alteration lies in the need to get Ullmark reacclimated to the workload that awaits when the calendar flips to the postseason. Conor Ryan, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2023 And once the person is ready to be released, how can they be reacclimated to society after living years in lock up. Tami Abdollah, USA TODAY, 21 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reacclimate was in 1854

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“Reacclimate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reacclimate. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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