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Synonyms for acclimate

to make or become suitable to a particular situation or use

to make resistant to hardship, especially through continued exposure

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Synonyms for acclimate

get used to a certain climate

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Clearance studies were performed on mussels acclimated either to PW or to 10% SW: animals in PW were hyperosmotic to the bathing medium; those in 10% SW were isosmotic.
During the 1992 to 1993 winter, plants of the six cultivars were acclimated to natural variation in outdoor temperatures from October 1992 to April 1993 in an unheated greenhouse at a field site near Quebec City (latitude: 46 [degrees] 47' 15", longitude: 71[degrees] 12' 00", altitude: [approximately equal to] 45 m).
Spawning experiments on acclimated animals were repeated with a second group of animals, but in this case, long-term acclimation to salinities greater than 3.5 ppt was preceded by exposure to intermediate salinities, as described below.
After this month’s meeting, I recalled the communication modes of the past: snail mail--a big expense to the association; the community website in 2005, deemed too complex for those who weren’t digital natives and too basic and lacking content for savvy users; and the email blasts, beginning in 2010 when approximately 94% of the owners acclimated to digital communications.
Breeding line 19 displayed higher contents of proline in the acclimated state with respect to the non-acclimated state.
With this long stretch of unusually cold temperatures, grape-growers in the Upper Midwest and the East naturally wonder if the vines had acclimated to the deep freeze.
But early on, the goal is to simply get the body acclimated to physical activity.
Hunting skills developed by the adults are then passed on to juveniles, causing the younger generation to become more acclimated and better adapted to hunting a particular prey down to a genetic level.
This phenomenon, known as cold acclimation, is marked by major cellular biochemical changes enabling plants to withstand temperatures several degrees colder than non cold- acclimated controls (Guy, 1990; Xin and Browse, 2000; Iba, 2002; Smallwood and Bowles, 2002; Guy et al., 2008).
Larvae acclimated at a given temperature (15[degrees]C and 20[degrees]C) were used.
Rain or condensation that results from abrupt exposure to a warm environment after being acclimated to a cold environment are examples of camera-damaging conditions.
"Beckett and everybody's kind of acclimated to [Rick's] absence [after a couple of months].
For first graders, like the young lady below, school began a day earlier, on Monday, with an informal day of greetings and snacking so the youngsters could get acclimated to their new environment before starting to work Tuesday.