CROSS-ADAPTATION By N., Sam M.S. - 65 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." Related Psychology Terms ABSOLUTE THRESHOLD OLFACTORY CROSS-ADAPTATION HUNGER DRIVE AER HUNGER VENTILATION CONDITIONS SPECIFIC ENERGIES CONDITIONED TASTE AVERSION SET AEROPHAGIA (Aerophagy) WEBER'S LAW Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CROSS-ADAPTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cross-adaptation/ (accessed June 27, 2022).