[ trop-i-kuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈtrɒp ɪ kəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), trop·i·cal·ized, trop·i·cal·iz·ing.

to make tropical, as in character or appearance.
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, trop·i·cal·ise.

Origin of tropicalize

First recorded in 1880–85; tropical + -ize
Related formstrop·i·cal·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for tropicalised



/ (ˈtrɒpɪkəˌlaɪz) /


(tr) to adapt to tropical use, temperatures, etc
Derived Formstropicalization or tropicalisation, noun
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