verb (used with or without object), ac·cli·mat·ed, ac·cli·mat·ing.
to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.
Origin of acclimate
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
From the French
dating back to 1785–95.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for acclimation
Historical Examples of acclimation
It was, I suppose, the acclimation to which we were being subjected.
We decided it's just a part of acclimation to—we call this planet Lucifer.
There is nothing to hope for, as regards malaria, in acclimation.
This gradual adaptation to circumstances by an accommodating power is termed, in philosophical language, acclimation.
A few days, therefore, when the last touch of acclimation shall have taken its leave, and "I'm over the border and awa'."
Word Origin and History for acclimation
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
The process of becoming adjusted to a new environment or situation.
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