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acclimate +‎ -ize. First attested in 1836.


  • IPA(key): /ə.ˈklaɪ.mə.ˌtaɪz/


acclimatize (third-person singular simple present acclimatizes, present participle acclimatizing, simple past and past participle acclimatized)

  1. (intransitive) To get used to a new climate.
  2. (transitive) To make used to a new climate or one that is different from that which is natural; to inure or habituate to other circumstances; to adapt to the peculiarities of a foreign or strange climate.

Usage notes[edit]

Has become more common in use than acclimate.

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