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.

Also especially British, sum·mer·ise.

Origin of summerize

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Word Origin and History for summerized

summerize

v.

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

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