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tr. & intr.v. ac·cli·mat·ed, ac·cli·mat·ing, ac·cli·mates
To accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt. See Synonyms at harden.
[French acclimater : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + climat, climate (from Old French; see climate).]
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ac•cli•mate(ˈæk ləˌmeɪt, əˈklaɪ mɪt)
v.t., v.i. -mat•ed, -mat•ing.
to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment.
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Past participle: acclimated
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|Verb||1.||acclimate - get used to a certain climate; "They never acclimatized in Egypt"|
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1. To make or become suitable to a particular situation or use:
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