Etymology
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acclimatize (v.)

1824, "modify a living thing to suit a foreign climate" (transitive); see acclimate + -ize. A more recent formation than acclimate and generally replacing it in this sense. Related: Acclimatized; acclimatizing. Simple climatize is attested from 1826 as "inure (a living thing) to a climate."

updated on December 29, 2017

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Definitions of acclimatize from WordNet

acclimatize (v.)
get used to a certain climate;
They never acclimatized in Egypt
Synonyms: acclimatise / acclimate
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