CROSS-ADAPTATION

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noun. The modification in the vulnerability to one stimulant elicited by acclimation to another stimulant.

CROSS-ADAPTATION: "Cross-adaptation often occurs in restaurant environments wherein aromas in the air, for example, from food, can alter the way the taste of a beverage is perceived by the drinker."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CROSS-ADAPTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cross-adaptation/ (accessed June 27, 2022).

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