[ win-tuh-rahyz ]
/ ˈwɪn təˌraɪz /
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.
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Also especially British, win·ter·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM winterizewin·ter·i·za·tion, nounwin·ter·iz·er, noun
Words nearby winterize
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British Dictionary definitions for winterize
/ (ˈwɪntəˌraɪz) /
(tr) US and Canadian to prepare (a house, car, etc) to withstand winter conditions
Derived forms of winterizewinterization or winterisation, noun
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