acclimatize, UK USUALLY acclimatise Show phonetics
verb [I or T] (US ALSO acclimate)
to (cause to) change to suit different conditions of life, weather, etc:
More time will be needed for the troops and equipment to become acclimatized to desert conditions.
We found it impossible to acclimatize ourselves to the new working conditions.
The defending champion is Grant Turner of England, who has acclimatized to the 90°F sunshine by spending the past month in Florida.
"Why is it that it rains all the time in England?" "Don't worry - you'll soon acclimatize."
acclimatization, UK USUALLY acclimatisation Show phonetics