1792, from French acclimater. Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ə.ˈklaɪ.mət/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæk.lɪ.meɪt/, /ə.ˈklaɪ.mət/

acclimate (acclimates, present participle acclimating; past and past participle acclimated)

  1. (transitive, chiefly, US) To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize.
  2. (transitive, chiefly, US) To adjust to a new environment; not necessarily a wild, natural, earthy one.
  3. (intransitive, chiefly, US) To become accustomed to a new climate or environment.
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