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v. acclima·tized, acclima·tizing, acclima·tizes
1. To acclimate.
2. To adapt (oneself), especially to environmental or climatic changes.
To become acclimated or adapted.

ac·cli′ma·tiz′er n.
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(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.
acclimatize (a-kli'ma-tiz?)
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European aquaculture gave Australian acclimatisers practical knowledge, the ideological inspiration to 'farm the waters', a warning about the consequences of unregulated fisheries and a network of support to supply ova, apparatus and personnel.
When writing about the possibility of acclimatising salmon in the Yarra, Acclimatisation Society Fisheries Committee member, and Edward Wilson's successor as editor of the Argus, Henry Watts, argued 'The Australian grayling is almost identical with the English fish in character, in habits and in the manner of capture'; he further saw that the wide distribution of grayling in Victorian rivers 'is interesting to our acclimatisers as indicating the fitness of our rivers to receive other members of the salmon family.
Salmonid acclimatisation and aquaculture became a state prerogative and were no longer controlled by the network of acclimatisers studied in this article.