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acclimate

(ăk′lə-māt′, ə-klī′mĭt)
tr. & intr.v. accli·mated, accli·mating, accli·mates
To accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt.

acclimate

[əklī′mit, ak′limāt]
Etymology: L, ad, toward; Gk, klima, region
to adjust physiologically to a different climate or environment or to changes in altitude or temperature. Also acclimatize [əklī′mətīz′] . acclimation, acclimatization, n.

acclimation

(ak?li-ma'shon) [Fr. acclimater, acclimate]
The act of becoming adapted and adjusted to a new or unfamiliar environment.
Synonym: acclimatizationacclimate (ak'li-mat?)
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