Definition of acclimate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

acclimate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈækləmeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈækləmeɪt//
 
(North American English)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they acclimate
BrE BrE//ˈækləmeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈækləmeɪt//
 
he / she / it acclimates
BrE BrE//ˈækləmeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈækləmeɪts//
 
past simple acclimated
BrE BrE//ˈækləmeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈækləmeɪtɪd//
 
past participle acclimated
BrE BrE//ˈækləmeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈækləmeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form acclimating
BrE BrE//ˈækləmeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈækləmeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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= acclimatize Competitors should arrive two weeks earlier to get acclimated to the sweltering heat. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French acclimater, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + climat ‘climate’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: acclimate

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