Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “acclimatize”

acclimatize

verb [I, T] ( also UK -ise)
 
 
/əˈklaɪmətaɪz/
to start to feel happy with the weather, the way of life, etc in a new place, or to make someone do thisAdapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something
acclimatization
 
 
/əˌklaɪmətaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun [U]
(Definition of acclimatize from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Adapting and modifying, but you might be interested in these topics from the Changing and not changing topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “acclimatize” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

knack

a skill or an ability to do something easily and well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More