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acclimate
v. adapt, adjust, become accustomed

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Acclimatization
Acclimation, or acclimatization in the US, is the process in which an individual organism adjusts to a gradual change in its environment (such as a change in temperature, humidity, photoperiod, or pH), allowing it to maintain performance across a range of environmental conditions. Acclimation occurs in a short period of time (days to weeks), and within the organism's lifetime (compare to adaptation). This may be a discrete occurrence or may instead represent part of a periodic cycle, such as a mammal shedding heavy winter fur in favor of a lighter summer coat. Organisms can adjust their morphological, behavioral, physical, and/or biochemical traits in response to changes in their environment. While the capacity to acclimate to novel environments has been well documented in thousands of species, researchers still know very little about how and why organisms acclimate the way that they do.

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acclimate

Verb
1. get used to a certain climate; "They never acclimatized in Egypt"
(synonym) acclimatize, acclimatise
(hypernym) adjust, conform, adapt
(derivation) climate, clime


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acclimaté
adj. acclimatized
 
acclimater
v. acclimate, acclimatize

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acclimare
v. acclimatize, adjust to a new environment; acclimate, adapt
 
acclimato
adj. naturalized, acclimatized


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