climatize

[klahy-muh-tahyz]

verb (used with object), cli·ma·tized, cli·ma·tiz·ing.

to acclimate to a new environment.
to prepare or modify (a building, vehicle, etc.) for use or comfort in a specific climate, especially one that includes extreme cold or extreme heat: to climatize a house by adding insulation and storm windows.

Nearby words

  1. climate denial,
  2. climate denier,
  3. climatic,
  4. climatic bubo,
  5. climatic zone,
  6. climatography,
  7. climatological,
  8. climatologist,
  9. climatology,
  10. climax

Also especially British, cli·ma·tise.

Origin of climatize

First recorded in 1820–30; climate + -ize

Related formscli·ma·ti·za·tion, noun

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