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tropicalize

[trop-i-kuh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), trop·i·cal·ized, trop·i·cal·iz·ing.
  1. to make tropical, as in character or appearance.
  2. to adapt or make suitable for use in tropical regions, especially in regard to protection against the destructive effects of moisture and fungi.
Also especially British, trop·i·cal·ise.

Origin of tropicalize

First recorded in 1880–85; tropical + -ize
Related formstrop·i·cal·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tropicalize

tropicalize

tropicalise

verb
  1. (tr) to adapt to tropical use, temperatures, etc
Derived Formstropicalization or tropicalisation, noun
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