(something) is adapted to (an environment)

To be "adapted to" an environment means to be able to live in that environment well because of certain qualities you have. For example, penguins are adapted to cold environments because they have thick feathers that keep them warm.

People can also "be adapted to" an environment. This can mean either that they are physically adapted, or that they are mentally able to handle a situation.

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