summerize

[suhm-uh-rahyz]

verb (used with object), sum·mer·ized, sum·mer·iz·ing.

to prepare (a house, car, etc.) so as to counteract the hot weather of summer: to summerize a house by adding air conditioning.
to protect in hot weather for future use: to summerize a snowmobile.

Nearby words

  1. summer theater,
  2. summer time,
  3. summer-sweet,
  4. summercater,
  5. summerhouse,
  6. summerlike,
  7. summerly,
  8. summersault,
  9. summerset,
  10. summertime

Also especially British, sum·mer·ise.

Origin of summerize


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Word Origin and History for summerising

summerize

v.

1797, "to spend the summer," from summer (n.1) + -ize. From 1935 as "to prepare for summer." Related: Summerized; summerizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper