Definition of acclimatization in English:


(British acclimatisation)


  • See acclimatize

    • ‘Settle in for three days and nights of acclimatization, psyching up for the 12-hour round-trip summit day.’
    • ‘Day one would be set aside for reporting at the base camp, and on the second day participants will have a session on acclimatisation and orientation.’
    • ‘There is an excellent discussion of temperature adaptations and acclimatization with several very good illustrations.’
    • ‘I think it's also because the process of acclimatization, of generating red blood cells, is very hormonal.’
    • ‘After a brief overnight stop in Lima they flew into Cusco for a period of acclimatization.’
    • ‘The second day would be acclimatisation and orientation.’
    • ‘Above 7,000 feet, dehydration increases, so Tom stayed off the booze, which slows acclimatization.’
    • ‘They will fly to Las Vegas on July 8, pick up a rented vehicle and drive to Death Valley for a few days of acclimatization.’
    • ‘To conquer this peak one has to climb on rock and ice. A high level of technical skill, physical fitness and acclimatization is required.’
    • ‘Most of his gear got stuck in the Vienna airport; when he got to Dhaulagiri to begin his acclimatization on September 26, he realized he had not brought enough food.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the sensitivity can be modulated and there is good evidence that Phaseolus can undergo substantial hardening or acclimatization to low temperatures.’
    • ‘Environmental factors such as nutrition, fitness and hydration are obviously critical to acclimatization.’
    • ‘She had absolutely no experience with any kind of normal human interactions and would require a little time for adjustment and acclimatization.’
    • ‘He was clearly suffering from inadequate acclimatization, couldn't catch his breath, and thus couldn't keep up.’
    • ‘Sometimes, the sheer volume of data can present problems with the management of the information at hand, and, again, a period of acclimatization may be required.’
    • ‘Rather than go on liver-challenging benders as a means of social acclimatization to their new academic environment, new McGill students are instead invited to three days with the rad crowd starting August 29.’
    • ‘This is followed by an extended period of acclimatization as they adjust to their changed way of life.’
    • ‘For the Himalayan expedition, trekkers would have to spend a day for acclimatisation and orientation.’
    • ‘If it's not possible to train at altitude at least two weeks prior to your trip or event, finding a way to sleep at altitude (any cabins for rent in the mountains near your hometown?) will also speed acclimatization.’
    • ‘A couple of days of initial acclimatization is essential in order to get accustomed to the extraordinarily thin air that leaves you breathless and dizzy even after basic physical activity.’
    adjustment, adaptation, attunement, accommodation, habituation, familiarization, acclimation, acculturation, inurement, hardening, seasoning, conditioning
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