Verb acclimatize Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


acclimatize (third-person singular simple present acclimatizes, present participle acclimatizing, simple past and past participle acclimatized)

  1. (intransitive) To get used to a new climate.
  2. (transitive) To make used to a new climate or one that is different from that which is natural; to inure or habituate to other circumstances; to adapt to the peculiarities of a foreign or strange climate.

More definition: acclimate.

1. to adapt or become accustomed to a new climate or environment Derived Formsacclimatizable, acclimatisable, acclimatable, adjectiveacclimatization, acclimatisation, acclimation, nounacclimatizer, acclimatiser, nounCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1836; see acclimate + -ize; a more recent formation than acclimate and replacing it in many uses. Related, Acclimatized; acclimatizing.


Of France met with it in Provence, and attempted to acclimatize it at Paris, where he formed bands divided into various orders, each distinguished by a different colour.

Alexanderzuges, 1903); whilst on the other hand attempts were made to acclimatize the plants of the motherland in the foreign soil (Theophr., Hist.

In order to domesticate or naturalize the former class in countries not extremely differing from that from which the species was brought, it will not be necessary to acclimatize, in the strict sense of the word.

Unsuccessful attempts were made to acclimatize the alpaca goat in England, on the European continent and in Australia, and even to cross certain English breeds of sheep 1 Grown in Peru but shipped from Valparaiso.

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