reacclimatize

verb

re·​ac·​cli·​ma·​tize (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈklī-mə-ˌtīz How to pronounce reacclimatize (audio)
reacclimatized; reacclimatizing; reacclimatizes

transitive + intransitive

: to readapt (someone or something) to a new temperature, altitude, climate, environment, or situation : reacclimate
reacclimatize indoor plants to outside conditions
… their return ascent would have to be slow so their bodies could reacclimatizeTrevor Corson

Examples of reacclimatize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Arians says that Brady helping Brown reacclimatize to the sport will help the wide receiver focus on being productive. Ben Morse, CNN, 4 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reacclimatize was in 1856

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“Reacclimatize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reacclimatize. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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