acclimatize

[uh-klahy-muh-tahyz]
Also especially British, ac·cli·ma·tise.

Origin of acclimatize

First recorded in 1830–40; acclimate + -ize
Related formsac·cli·ma·tiz·a·ble, adjectiveac·cli·ma·ti·za·tion, nounre·ac·cli·ma·ti·za·tion, nounre·ac·cli·ma·tize, verb, re·ac·cli·ma·tized, re·ac·cli·ma·tiz·ing.un·ac·cli·ma·tized, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of acclimatise

  • Harry will be given ten days to acclimatise to his surroundings, after which he will start co-piloting the helicopters.

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    Party's Over, Harry!

    Tom Sykes

    September 7, 2012

Historical Examples of acclimatise


British Dictionary definitions for acclimatise

acclimatize

acclimatise acclimate (əˈklaɪmeɪt, ˈæklɪˌmeɪt)

verb
  1. to adapt or become accustomed to a new climate or environment
Derived Formsacclimatizable, acclimatisable or acclimatable, adjectiveacclimatization, acclimatisation or acclimation, nounacclimatizer or acclimatiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for acclimatise

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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