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winterize

[ win-tuh-rahyz ]
/ 藞w瑟n t蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), win路ter路ized, win路ter路iz路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路ter路ized, win路ter路iz路ing.
to winterize an automobile, house, etc.
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Also especially British, win路ter路ise .

Origin of winterize

First recorded in 1925鈥30; winter + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM winterize

win路ter路i路za路tion, nounwin路ter路iz路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for winterize

winterize

winterise

/ (藞w瑟nt蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb
(tr) US and Canadian to prepare (a house, car, etc) to withstand winter conditions

Derived forms of winterize

winterization or winterisation, noun
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