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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-klahy-muh-tahyz]
    • /əˈklaɪ məˌtaɪz/
    • /əklaɪmətaɪˈzeɪʃn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-klahy-muh-tahyz]
    • /əˈklaɪ məˌtaɪz/

Definitions of acclimatization word

  • noun acclimatization The act of acclimatizing; the process of inuring to a new climate, or the state of being so inured. 1
  • noun acclimatization process of becoming accustomed to sth 1
  • noun acclimatization (biology) The climatic adaptation of an organism that has been moved to a new environment. 0

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Origin of acclimatization

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40; acclimate + -ize

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Parts of speech for Acclimatization


acclimatization popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for acclimatization

noun acclimatization

  • acclimation — The process of becoming, or the state of being, acclimated, or habituated to a new climate; acclimatization.
  • adjustment — An adjustment is a small change that is made to something such as a machine or a way of doing something.
  • adaptation — An adaptation of a book or play is a film or a television programme that is based on it.
  • accommodation — Accommodation is used to refer to buildings or rooms where people live or stay.
  • familiarization — to make (onself or another) well-acquainted or conversant with something.

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