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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt. synonym: harden.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To habituate to a foreign climate; acclimatize: more especially (of persons), to adapt to new climates: as, to acclimate settlers; to acclimate one's self.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize.
  • verb transitive To adjust to a new environment; not necessarily a wild, natural, earthy one.
  • verb intransitive To become accustomed to a new climate or environment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb get used to a certain climate

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French acclimater : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + climat, climate (from Old French; see climate).]

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1792, from French acclimater, from à + climat ("climate") from Latin ad + climat, (English climate) from Ancient Greek, from Proto-Indo-European – see climate.

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