[ 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.
What Does “Winter Solstice” Mean?The higher in latitude you are, the more you'll notice that the solstice has the shortest day and longest night of the year.
Also especially British, win·ter·ise.
Related formswin·ter·i·za·tion, nounwin·ter·iz·er, noun
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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 Formswinterization or winterisation, noun
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