intransitive verb-·tized·, -·tiz·ing
verbac·cli·ma·tized, ac·cli·ma·tiz·ing, ac·cli·ma·tiz·es
- To acclimate. See Synonyms at harden.
- To adapt (oneself), especially to environmental or climatic changes.
(third-person singular simple present acclimatizes, present participle acclimatizing, simple past and past participle acclimatized)
Has become more common in use than acclimate.
acclimate + -ize. First attested in 1836.