Etymology
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acclimatization (n.)

"modification of a living thing to allow it to endure in a foreign climate," 1830, noun of action from acclimate. There is or was a tendency to use this word in reference to animals and plants and acclimation of humans.

updated on October 06, 2016

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Definitions of acclimatization from WordNet

acclimatization (n.)
adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment);
Synonyms: acclimatisation / acclimation
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.