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acclimatize

[uh-klahy-muh-tahyz] /əˈklaɪ məˌtaɪz/
verb (used with or without object), acclimatized, acclimatizing.
1.
to acclimate.
Also, especially British, acclimatise.
Origin of acclimatize
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; acclimate + -ize
Related forms
acclimatizable, adjective
acclimatization, noun
reacclimatization, noun
reacclimatize, verb, reacclimatized, reacclimatizing.
unacclimatized, adjective
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acclimatize

/əˈklaɪməˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
to adapt or become accustomed to a new climate or environment
Derived Forms
acclimatizable, acclimatisable, acclimatable, adjective
acclimatization, acclimatisation, acclimation, noun
acclimatizer, acclimatiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for acclimatize
v.

1836; see acclimate + -ize; a more recent formation than acclimate and replacing it in many uses. Related: Acclimatized; acclimatizing.

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