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Definition of acclimate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

acclimate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈækləˌmeɪt//
 
(also acclimatize
NAmE//əˈklaɪmətaɪz//
 
)
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they acclimate
 
he / she / it acclimates
 
past simple acclimated
 
-ing form acclimating
 
 
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to get used to a new place, situation, or climate acclimate (to something) Arrive two days early in order to acclimate. Competitors should arrive two weeks earlier to get acclimated to the sweltering heat. It takes many months to acclimate to life in the tropics. acclimate yourself (to something) She was fine once she had acclimated herself to the cold.
acclimation
 
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NAmE//ˌækləˈmeɪʃn//
 
(also acclimatization
NAmE//əˌklaɪmət̮əˈzeɪʃn//
 
)
noun [uncountable]
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