acclimatize

[ uh-klahy-muh-tahyz ]
/ əˈklaɪ məˌtaɪz /

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

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British Dictionary definitions for acclimatize

acclimatize

acclimatise acclimate (əˈklaɪmeɪt, ˈæklɪˌmeɪt)

/ (əˈklaɪməˌtaɪz) /

verb

to adapt or become accustomed to a new climate or environment

Derived Forms

acclimatizable, acclimatisable or acclimatable, adjectiveacclimatization, acclimatisation or acclimation, nounacclimatizer or acclimatiser, noun
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