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Definitions for acclimate
ˈæk ləˌmeɪt, əˈklaɪ mɪtac·cli·mate
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acclimatize, acclimatise, acclimateverb
get used to a certain climate
"They never acclimatized in Egypt"
To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize.
To adjust to a new environment; not necessarily a wild, natural, earthy one.
To become accustomed to a new climate or environment.
Etymology: * First attested in 1792.
Acclimatization or acclimatisation (also called acclimation or acclimatation) is the process in which an individual organism adjusts to a change in its environment (such as a change in altitude, temperature, humidity, photoperiod, or pH), allowing it to maintain fitness across a range of environmental conditions. Acclimatization occurs in a short period of time (hours to weeks), and within the organism's lifetime (compared to adaptation, which is evolution, taking place over many generations). This may be a discrete occurrence (for example, when mountaineers acclimate to high altitude over hours or days) or may instead represent part of a periodic cycle, such as a mammal shedding heavy winter fur in favor of a lighter summer coat. Organisms can adjust their morphological, behavioral, physical, and/or biochemical traits in response to changes in their environment. While the capacity to acclimate to novel environments has been well documented in thousands of species, researchers still know very little about how and why organisms acclimate the way that they do.
to habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize
Etymology: [F. acclimater; (l. ad) + climat climate. See Climate.]
The numerical value of acclimate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of acclimate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of acclimate in a Sentence
I want people to really feel transported, I want to achieve this sort of ‘holy grail’ idea that I have a virtual reality that can create a presence, the sense that you are somewhere— that you’re in an actual place, you know, people take it off and then you have to re-acclimate to the real world.
You know, people take it off and then you have to re-acclimate to the real world.
We want him back. We want him with us, when he’s in the building, we’ll acclimate him appropriately. We just want everybody to come here, show up and do their part, do their jobs.
Being under lockdown feels like Adam Coogle're always on edge, because we're used to going out and seeing people, our morale is a bit low, but we have to acclimate until the situation gets better.
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