acclimation acclimation  /ˌæ klə ˈmeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) adaptation to a new climate (a new temperature or altitude or environment)



  1. But Olympic physicians from many countries are convinced that acclimation for longer periods, with standard training schedules, really works.
  2. At the same time, observers were bemused by what seemed her unusual acclimation period.
  3. Papyrus will sail late this month and race after three weeks' acclimation.


  1. The Perfect Storm Of Heat & Pollen

    Heat and pollen are bad enough, but throw in some allergy medicine, and a lack of "early season acclimation" to high temperatures, and even healthy people run the risk of keeling over. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains this dangerous mix of ingredients for your health.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS Denver

  2. Spurs capable of dethroning favored Heat

    For most of this season, the 2013 NBA championship has been all but granted to the Miami Heat by reluctant acclimation. People would regularly ask, “Can anyone beat Miami?” in a largely rhetorical tone, shaking their head as if to say the deal was essentially done, that LeBron James would be taking another title to South Beach. But we have been saying all along there is a clear blueprint to ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Boston Herald


  1. "I think he's going through a kind of re-acclimation process that has to do with finding out how much he physically has to do to recover to get back to that position he was in before the injury last January," Jackson said before the Lakers faced...
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: Phil Jackson Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

  2. "When you go from preseason to regular season, everybody's going through that period of acclimation to the speed of the game," Cowher said. "The speed does go up going into the regular season, but it does for the other team, as well. But when...
    on Sep 20, 2006 By: Bill Cowher Source: ABC News

  3. "They can't do anything yet. They have to do their acclimation and physical. I think they can jog around a little bit tomorrow," Spurrier said. "They're a little bit on the pudgy side, but they were on the pudgy side when we signed them. They...
    on Aug 6, 2009 By: Steve Spurrier Source: (registration)

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