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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]
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