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. [US] ⇒ 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 environment. ⇒ Some ethnic groups can't become acclimated to the mainstream.
) uncountable noun ⇒ ...gradual acclimation to strenuous exercise.
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