verb (used with object), win·ter·ized, win·ter·iz·ing.
to prepare (an automobile, house, etc.) for cold weather by (in automobiles) adding antifreeze and changing oil or (in houses) adding insulation, heating units, etc.
verb (used without object), win·ter·ized, win·ter·iz·ing.
to winterize an automobile, house, etc.
Also especially British, win·ter·ise.
Origin of winterize
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(tr) US and Canadian to prepare (a house, car, etc) to withstand winter conditions
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