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Definition of the verb acclimate

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verb - inflections: acclimated | acclimating | acclimates

  1. get used to a certain climate

Alternative definition of the verb acclimate


  1. [transitive, chiefly US] To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize.


Acclimate is a musical group.

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Google previewThe Physiology of Plants Under Stress (2000)

Soil and Biotic Factors by David M. Orcutt, Erik T. Nilsen

Another experiment that is used to determine the ability of a character to acclimate is the reciprocal transplant. In this case, individuals from a population that have different morphology or physiology are reciprocally transplanted into the area ...

Google previewBiology of Oysters (2017)

by Brian Leicester Bayne

The time taken to acclimate is a potential constraint on the benefits that accrue; a physiological compensation that requires days to ...

Google previewCrabb's English Synonymes (1917)

by George Crabb

Acclimate means to become accustomed to the climate of a new country. It may also be used figuratively in an extended sense to mean ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1904)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney

accitmatalion, < acclimaler, acclimate: sec acclimate] Acclimatization: chiefly used in transcription from the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration (2010)

by Wang, Victor C. X.

Orientation: A program of specialized inperson activities that a higher education institution organizes to orient, acclimate, socialize, and welcome new college students to campus that usually occurs before the first week of classes begin during ...

Google previewTo the Point: A Dictionary of Concise Writing (2014)

by Robert Hartwell Fiske

acclimatize acclimate. • Perhaps your company has recently hired several Nigerian accountants, and you want to help them successfully acclimatize to your corporate ...

Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

train 6 adjust, harden, orient, season 7 break in 8 acquaint, indurate 9 acclimate, condition, get used to, habituate, reconcile accustomed: 4 wont 5 prone, typic, usual 6 common, normal 7 grooved, regular, routine, trained, typical 8 accepted, ...

Google previewThe Mountain Encyclopedia (2005)

An A to Z Compendium of Over 2,250 Terms, Concepts, Ideas, and People by Frederic Hartemann, Robert Hauptman

Failure to acclimate may result in acute mountain sickness (AMS) or even death. During this complex physiological process, the body produces an increased amount of red blood cells to compensate for the lower partial pressure of oxygen ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words (2004)

by Archie Hobson

respond physiologically or behaviorally to a change in a single environmental factor: trees may acclimate to high CO2 levels by reducing the number of stomata. DERIVATIVES: ac•cli•ma•tion |fækl/ emM¥/n| n. ac•cli•ma• tize ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

acclimate, acclimatize. Both words mean 'to become or to cause to become accustomed to a new climate', literally or metaphorically. Acclimate is the slightly older form, being first recorded from 1792 , and ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopaedic Dictionary ... (1901)

[AccLIMATE.] “The native inhabitants and acclimated Europeans enjoy a state of health the most perfect.”—Crawford: Commixture of Races. täc-cli'-mate-mênt, s. Acclimatization. äc-cli'-mat-Ing, pr. par. [AccLIMATE.] ...

Google previewThe Encyclopædic Dictionary (1879)

A New and Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use by Robert Hunter

[ACCLIMATE.] Acclimatisation (q.v.). ". . . the meani of arfllmrition and culture." — * .- Encyci. of Agriculture. ac cli ma tt sa tion, ac cli ma tl tion, [ACCLIMATIZE.] 1. The process of inuring a human being, one of the inferior animals, or a plant, to a ...

Google previewHal Leonard Pocket Rhyming Dictionary (2003)

by Jana Ranson

abdicate, abnegate, abrogate, acclimate, acetate, adequate, adulate, adumbrate, advocate, aggravate ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopedic Dictionary (1906)

An Exhaustive Dictionary of the English Language : Practical and Comprehensive : Giving the Fullest Definition (encyclopedic in Detail), the Origin, Pronunciation and Use of Words by Robert Hunter, Edward Thomas Roe, Le Roy Hooker, Thomas W. Handford

[AccLIMATE.] “The native inhabitants and acclimated Europeans enjoy a state of health the most perfect.”—Crawfords Commiacture of Races. täc-cli'-mate-mênt, s . Acclimatization. âc-cli'-mat-Ing, pr. par. [AccLIMATE.] täc-cli-mä -tion, s.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West (2006)

by Gordon Morris Bakken, Alexandra Kindell

The efforts of missionaries, especially the Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, helped acclimate the Polynesians to the Anglo-American world and vice versa. This also led to U.S. involvement in these areas as the United States attempted to spread ...

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Small photo of Inca Trail with tourists walking relatively flat to help acclimate the to the altitudeSmall photo of Fighting Roosters in Amlapura, Bali, Indonesia. Roosters are kept in bamboo cages along the road to acclimate the birds to noise and people before fighting during a Hindu religious ceremony.Small photo of small and tiny flower growing in a bowl Japanese ceramic black with red to acclimate any space. Succulents are perfect for decorating the house and rooms.Small photo of small and tiny flower growing in a bowl Japanese ceramic black with red to acclimate any space. Succulents are perfect for decorating the house and rooms.Small photo of small and tiny flower growing in a bowl Japanese ceramic black with red to acclimate any space. Succulents are perfect for decorating the house and rooms. More...

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Scrabble value of A1C3C3L1I1M3A1T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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