summerize

[ suhm-uh-rahyz ]
/ ˈsʌm əˌraɪz /

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.

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Also especially British, sum·mer·ise .

Origin of summerize

First recorded in 1790–1800 (in the sense “to spend the summer”); and in 1860–70 for def. 1; summer1 + -ize
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