acclimation


acclimation

verb (used with or without object), ac·cli·mat·ed, ac·cli·mat·ing.

  1. to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.
n.

1826, noun of action from acclimate.

v.

1792, from French acclimater, verb formed from à “to” (see ad-) + climat (see climate). Related: Acclimated; acclimating. The extended form acclimatize is now more common.

n.

  1. The process of becoming adjusted to a new environment or situation.
  2. Acclimatization.

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