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

  • transitive v. To accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt. See Synonyms at harden.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • v. get used to a certain climate

Etymologies

French acclimater : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + climat, climate (from Old French; see climate).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1792, from French acclimater, from à + climat ("climate") from Latin ad + climat, (English climate) from Ancient Greek, from Proto-Indo-European – see climate. (Wiktionary)

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