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verb (used with or without object), ac·cli·ma·tized, ac·cli·ma·tiz·ing.
- to acclimate.
Also especially British, ac·cli·ma·tise.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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British Dictionary definitions for re-acclimatize
acclimatise acclimate (əˈklaɪmeɪt, ˈæklɪˌmeɪt)
Derived Formsacclimatizable, acclimatisable or acclimatable, adjectiveacclimatization, acclimatisation or acclimation, nounacclimatizer or acclimatiser, noun
- to adapt or become accustomed to a new climate or environment
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Word Origin and History for re-acclimatize
1836; see acclimate + -ize; a more recent formation than acclimate and replacing it in many uses. Related: Acclimatized; acclimatizing.
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