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Acclimatize or Acclimate

Postby Steve Pratt » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:28 pm

Is there a difference?
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Re: Acclimatize or Acclimate

Postby radson » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:25 pm

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Re: Acclimatize or Acclimate

Postby Hotoven » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:41 pm

Here's Googles definitions.

Become accustomed to a new climate or to new conditions
it will take a few days to get acclimated to the altitude

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

they acclimatized themselves before ascending Everest

Respond physiologically or behaviorally to changes in a complex of environmental factors
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Re: Acclimatize or Acclimate

Postby CSUMarmot » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:10 am

Definitely go with acclimate. Acclimatize just sounds stupid.
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Re: Acclimatize or Acclimate

Postby Baarb » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:25 am

Am used to using 'acclimatise', have only heard 'acclimate' by US folks. Sounds odd to me ;)
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Re: Acclimatize or Acclimate

Postby PellucidWombat » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:07 am

I've always heard acclimate used for getting used to the climate of an area (e.g. acclimating to hotter temps or acclimating to winter).
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Re: Acclimatize or Acclimate

Postby Skateboards2Scrapers » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:31 am

me n my friendz just call it:

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