Word forms: acclimates, acclimating, acclimated
transitive verb/intransitive verb
When you acclimate or are acclimated to a new situation, place, or climate, you become used to it.
I help them acclimate to living in the U.S.
I hadn't had any time to acclimate myself.
It does take time to acclimate, especially for guys who haven't grown up in an urban
Some ethnic groups can't become acclimated to the mainstream.
) uncountable noun
...gradual acclimation to strenuous exercise.
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