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acclimatize

(ə-klī′mə-tīz′)
v. acclima·tized, acclima·tizing, acclima·tizes
v.tr.
1. To acclimate.
2. To adapt (oneself), especially to environmental or climatic changes.
v.intr.
To become acclimated or adapted.

ac·cli′ma·tiz′er n.

acclimatization

(a-kli?mat-i-za'shon) Acclimation.

acclimatization to heat

The adjustment of an organism to heat in the environment. Exposure to high environmental temperature requires a period of adjustment in order for the body to function efficiently. The amount of time required depends on the temperature, humidity, and duration of daily exposure. Significant physiological adjustments occur in 5 days and are completed within 2 weeks to a month.
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