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acclimatize

verb [I or T] (UK usually acclimatise)     /əˈklaɪ.mə.taɪz/ US  /-t̬aɪz/ (US also acclimate, US  /ˈæk.lə.meɪt/ )
to (cause to) change to suit different conditions of life, weather, etc.: More time will be needed for the troops and equipment to become acclimatized to desert conditions. We found it impossible to acclimatize ourselves to the new working conditions. The defending champion has acclimatized to the 90°F sunshine by spending the past month in Florida. "Why is it that it rains all the time in England?" "Don't worry - you'll soon acclimatize."Adapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something acclimatization (UK usually acclimatisation)     /əˌklaɪ.mə.taɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-t̬ɪ-/ noun [U]
(Definition of acclimatize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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