acclimatisation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n acclimatisation adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acclimatisation etc. See acclimatization, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Acclimatisation the act of acclimatising: the state of being acclimatised—also Acclimā′tion, Acclimatā′tion, the former anomalous, the second used in French
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. acclimater, from à and climat. See Climate.

Usage

In literature:

Kidney-bean, acclimatisation of, 142.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
Before quitting Liverpool Island, the captain purchased a pack of six Esquimaux dogs, which were soon acclimatised on board.
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
In both these cases the power of acclimatisation by man consists simply in the selection and preservation of new varieties.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
But a mind acclimatised to the atmosphere which they breathed inevitably lost its nervous tone.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
If he may be regarded as an attempt to acclimatise on earth the priesthood of personal greatness, the attempt was a failure.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
Once it has acclimatised itself, there is no better plant to be had for the purpose.
"Small Gardens" by Violet Purton Biddle
And there the State makes provision for acclimatising him to the atmosphere of alcohol.
"Stand Up, Ye Dead" by Norman Maclean
For it is odd how quickly we women acclimatise ourselves to personal luxuries, even though we have not been brought up to them.
"Miss Million's Maid" by Bertha Ruck
In any case, if the master of harriers breeds carefully he ought in a few years to get together a thoroughly acclimatised pack.
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
And start a discussion on the acclimatisation of the cafe.
"The Sea Lady" by Herbert George Wells
ACCLIMATISATION, difference of, in different races of men, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
We knew she could never become acclimatised to that family of honest folk, amongst whom fortune had thrown her.
"The English Stage" by Augustin Filon
But he's so thoroughly acclimatised that he don't count.
"The Fire Trumpet" by Bertram Mitford
These are sober Spaniards, and they are too acclimatised to run much risk of fever.
"A Desperate Voyage" by Edward Frederick Knight
The Californian salmon have also been acclimatised with fair success.
"Australian Pictures" by Howard Willoughby
Will the multiplication of red corpuscles continue so that men may become acclimatised much higher?
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
But she was "acclimatised," she said, and was strong to endure.
"The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 1 of 2" by Edward Tyas Cook
The Savoy students showed themselves still less acclimatisable.
"Nooks and Corners of Old Paris" by Georges Cain
And why should not the crocodile be acclimatised among us in Russia?
"Short Stories" by Fiodor Dostoievski
The soil is there, the climate is there, grapes are carefully acclimatised.
"The Amazing Argentine" by John Foster Fraser
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In science:

One might have to share rooms for sleeping, limit showers to two minutes, twice a week, and deal with high-altitude acclimatisation, but these merely serve to make a person slightly uncomfortable.
Astronomy in Antarctica
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