acclimatize

[uh-klahy-muh-tahyz]

verb (used with or without object), ac·cli·ma·tized, ac·cli·ma·tiz·ing.


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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Related Words for acclimatization

acclimation, adjustment

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British Dictionary definitions for acclimatization

acclimatize

acclimatise acclimate (əˈklaɪmeɪt, ˈæklɪˌmeɪt)

verb

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 acclimatization

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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