Acclimation



to accustom or become accustomed to a new or environment; adapt.
Historical Examples

Extreme hazard of life, in all cases, was to be encountered in the process of acclimation.
Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery William A. Smith

It was, I suppose, the acclimation to which we were being subjected.
Tenting on the Plains Elizabeth B. Custer

We decided it’s just a part of acclimation to—we call this planet Lucifer.
West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn

This gradual adaptation to circumstances by an accommodating power is termed, in philosophical language, acclimation.
A Treatise on Sheep: Ambrose Blacklock

In general the tribute of acclimation is not so soon paid by emigrants in Lima as in other tropical regions.
Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests J. J. von Tschudi

acclimation was considered, and indeed was absolutely necessary.
The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852 Ben Casseday

Propagation by seeds, then, is an inconvenient method, only to be resorted to for purposes of acclimation.
Soil Culture J. H. Walden

A few days, therefore, when the last touch of acclimation shall have taken its leave, and “I’m over the border and awa’.”
Early Western Travels, 1748-1846 (Volume XXVI) Various

His breath came faster, and his great chest rose and fell; these were the only indications of acclimation.
McClure’s Magazine, January, 1896, Vol. VI. No. 2 Various

There is nothing to hope for, as regards malaria, in acclimation.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884 Various

n.

1826, noun of action from acclimate.
v.

1792, from French acclimater, verb formed from à “to” (see ad-) + climat (see climate). Related: Acclimated; acclimating. The extended form acclimatize is now more common.

acclimation ac·cli·ma·tion (āk’lə-mā’shən)
n.

The process of becoming adjusted to a new environment or situation.

Acclimatization.

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