- To acclimate is to be comfortable with something new, such as a new temperature or a new situation.
An example of acclimate is a student who begins to make friends and join clubs in his new school.
- acclimation noun
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tr. & intr.v. ac·cli·mat·ed, ac·cli·mat·ing, ac·cli·mates
Origin: French acclimater : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + climat, climate (from Old French; see climate).