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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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THE nights are drawing in, so you'd better start acclimatising yourself and your car to some very different driving conditions.
Burke has been in the northern Port for the past three days acclimatising and goes head-to-head withZoff at tonight's weigh-in.
acclimatising when arriving in Newmarket, he might still be market leader.
"There's no chance of acclimatising at the height of a Scottish summer, never mind winter."
In the circumstances, given the poor quality of players inherited by Rafa from Houllier, the loss of Owen and the acclimatising any foreign coach has to make in a new surroundings, Rafa has done incredibly well to have us challenging for fourth spot at this stage of the season and to get us to the quarter-finals of the Champions League Al March (via e-mail
After a few days exploring and acclimatising to the "boiling hot" weather, she said: "I have been warned these children will probably break my heart, as most of them have been abused or neglected, so it's going to be tough.