weatherize

[ weth-uh-rahyz ]
/ ˈwɛð əˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), weath·er·ized, weath·er·iz·ing.

to make (a house or other building) secure against cold or stormy weather, as by adding insulation, siding, and storm windows.

Nearby words

  1. weathered,
  2. weatherfish,
  3. weatherford,
  4. weatherglass,
  5. weathering,
  6. weatherly,
  7. weatherman,
  8. weathermen,
  9. weatherperson,
  10. weatherproof

Also especially British, weath·er·ise.

Origin of weatherize

First recorded in 1940–45; weather + -ize

Related formsweath·er·i·za·tion, noun

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