Acclimate Definition

ăklə-māt, ə-klīmĭt
acclimated, acclimates, acclimating
acclimated, acclimates, acclimating
To accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt.
American Heritage
To accustom or become accustomed to a different climate, environment, or circumstances, as by physiological or psychological changes.
Webster's New World

(chiefly US) To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize.


Origin of Acclimate

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

    From Wiktionary

  • French acclimater a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) climat climate (from Old French climate)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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