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.

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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Related Words for acclimation

adjustment, acclimatization

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Word Origin and History for acclimation
n.

1826, noun of action from acclimate.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

acclimation in Medicine

acclimation

[ăk′lə-māshən]
n.
  1. The process of becoming adjusted to a new environment or situation.
  2. Acclimatization.
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