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tropicalize

[trop-i-kuh-lahyz] /ˈtrɒp ɪ kəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), tropicalized, tropicalizing.
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, tropicalise.
Origin of tropicalize
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; tropical + -ize
Related forms
tropicalization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tropicalize

tropicalize

/ˈtrɒpɪkəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to adapt to tropical use, temperatures, etc
Derived Forms
tropicalization, tropicalisation, noun
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