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verb[NO OBJECT]North American
1 Become accustomed to a new climate or to new conditions.‘it will take a few days to get acclimated to the altitude’
adjust, acclimatize, accommodate, attune, habituate, acculturate, conformView synonyms
- ‘Maybe you're a beginner who's just getting acclimated to the bodybuilding lifestyle, or maybe you've been training for a few years and feel you've reached your ultimate genetic potential.’
- ‘Dana struggles valiantly for her survival upon her several returns to the past, but near the novel's end, she wonders whether or not she is becoming acclimated to submissiveness.’
- ‘With O'Bannon's help, he grows more accustomed and acclimated to the West, as Roy learns from Chon in the buddy picture tradition.’
- ‘It's just a matter of Wallace getting acclimated to DEI's program.’
- ‘Early in the season, when Billups and Hamilton were getting acclimated to the system, Atkins and Barry played long stretches of the second and fourth quarters.’
- ‘By this time, Sicilians were acclimated to the extent that they no longer felt threatened or intimidated by American schools.’
- ‘Because their bodies are not acclimated to the restrictions in their chest, activities such as swimming and running are even more difficult than if the child had grown up active.’
- ‘Murphy agrees, adding that soy beverages might also help consumers become acclimated to extended shelf life products, an initiative considered key to milk's future.’
- ‘New Zealand-bred Bocelli, who will represent Singapore in the Hong Kong Cup on December 16 is getting acclimated to the Sha Tin racecourse.’
- ‘The brash but explosive back made life much easier for QB Jake Plummer, who acclimated to the Broncos' system in swift fashion.’
- ‘Ryley didn't think too much of it, attributing the changes to the fact that he was becoming acclimated to his new surroundings.’
- ‘I think his knee had to get acclimated to a heavier workload, but I see him making progress with it.’
- 1.1Biology Respond physiologically or behaviorally to a change in a single environmental factor.‘trees may acclimate to high CO₂ levels by reducing the number of stomata’Compare with acclimatize
- ‘Other studies also showed that photosynthesis of Arctic macrophytes has the potential to acclimate to UVBR.’
- ‘Nevertheless, we hypothesize that that these mice do not physiologically acclimate to chronic heat exposure and instead, respond to heat stress behaviorally or by selecting favorable microclimates.’
- ‘But your body seeks homeostasis, and when you continue to do the same thing for an extended period, your body will eventually acclimate to it.’
- ‘Arabidopsis plants which lack functional photoreceptors are able to acclimate to a changed light intensity.’
- ‘After you take a proper dosage for a certain length of time, your body will acclimate to it and you won't seem to get as hot, nor will you feel as revved up.’
- ‘The capacity of an animal to acclimate to changes in environmental factors such as temperature may have potentially significant fitness consequences.’
- ‘As with the photosynthetic apparatus, stomata can acclimate to long-term variation in CO2 supply.’
- ‘Plants have evolved various protective mechanisms that allow them to acclimate to unfavourable environments for continued survival and growth.’
- ‘If the individual is unable to acclimate to the LPF, or move away from it, then symptoms of stress and eventually death will occur.’
- ‘Furthermore, nitrogen limitation has been shown to affect adversely the ability of non-leguminous plants to acclimate to periods of environmental stress.’
- ‘These factors allow the organism to propagate and acclimate to the host's internal environment.’
- ‘P max can acclimate to several factors, which are, in approximate order of importance, light, nitrogen nutrition, ambient carbon dioxide concentration and temperature.’
- ‘No information on the phenological plasticity of other benthic freshwater algae or on their capacity to acclimate to the naturally changing light environment is available.’
- ‘Several studies have indeed shown that plants acclimated to high light are less susceptible to a range of processes related to photoinhibition and photodamage.’
- 1.2Botany Horticulture [with object]Harden off (a plant)
adapt, adjust, acclimatize, attune, habituate, accommodate, assimilate, acculturate, inure, harden, condition, reconcile, become resigned, resignView synonyms
- ‘If you've gardened for more than a season or two you have almost certainly run into this concept, and learned that it is a straightforward process that gradually acclimates the seedling to life in the great outdoors.’
Late 18th century: from French acclimater, from a- (from Latin ad to, at) + climat climate.
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