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

 

acclimatize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//əˈklaɪmətaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈklaɪmətaɪz//
 
(North American English also acclimate) [intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they acclimatize
BrE BrE//əˈklaɪmətaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈklaɪmətaɪz//
 
he / she / it acclimatizes
BrE BrE//əˈklaɪmətaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈklaɪmətaɪzɪz//
 
past simple acclimatized
BrE BrE//əˈklaɪmətaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈklaɪmətaɪzd//
 
past participle acclimatized
BrE BrE//əˈklaɪmətaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈklaɪmətaɪzd//
 
-ing form acclimatizing
BrE BrE//əˈklaɪmətaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈklaɪmətaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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to get used to a new place, situation or climate acclimatize (to something) Arrive two days early in order to acclimatize. It takes many months to acclimatize to life in the tropics. We haven’t got acclimatized to village life yet. acclimatize yourself (to something) She was fine once she had acclimatized herself to the cold. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French acclimater ‘acclimatize’ + -ize.