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acclimate

[ak-luh-meyt, uh-klahy-mit]
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verb (used with or without object), ac·cli·mat·ed, ac·cli·mat·ing.
  1. to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.
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Origin of acclimate

From the French word acclimater, dating back to 1785–95. See ac-, climate
Related formsac·cli·mat·a·ble [uh-klahy-mi-tuh-buh l] /əˈklaɪ mɪ tə bəl/, adjectiveac·cli·ma·tion [ak-luh-mey-shuh n] /ˌæk ləˈmeɪ ʃən/, nounre·ac·cli·mate, verb, re·ac·cli·mat·ed, re·ac·cli·mat·ing.un·ac·cli·mat·ed, adjective
Can be confusedacclamation acclimation
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acclimate

v.

1792, from French acclimater, verb formed from à "to" (see ad-) + climat (see climate). Related: Acclimated; acclimating. The extended form acclimatize is now more common.

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