- to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.
Origin of acclimate
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Examples from the Web for acclimation
It was, I suppose, the acclimation to which we were being subjected.Tenting on the Plains
Elizabeth B. Custer
We decided it's just a part of acclimation to—we call this planet Lucifer.West Of The Sun
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 Treatise on Sheep:
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
1826, noun of action from acclimate.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The process of becoming adjusted to a new environment or situation.
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