acclimatise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v acclimatise get used to a certain climate "They never acclimatized in Egypt"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Acclimatise ak-klīm′at-īz to inure to a foreign climate—also Acclim′ate
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

You can't expect Englishwomen to stand roughing it as the natives do who've been acclimatised.
"The Voyage Out" by Virginia Woolf
Hewby has mentioned it to me, and I have been to Dr. Wray, who says I shall acclimatise without much illness.
"A Pair of Blue Eyes" by Thomas Hardy
He was tough, but I daresay he was not acclimatised as well as I had supposed.
"Amy Foster" by Joseph Conrad
Many attempts have so far failed to acclimatise the salmon.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
There is no need to acclimatise any other species of animal or birds in Hispaniola.
"De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
Audrey had become so acclimatised to the Quarter that Miss Nickall's studio seemed her natural home.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
Also remember that there is no getting acclimatised to the Coast.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
The breed, he said, could doubtless be acclimatised.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
For this reason Gothic architecture never became acclimatised in Italy.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
If trees of the plane class be desirable, sycamores may be planted, as they have in a measure become acclimatised.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
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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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