[ 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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- wintergreen barberry,
- wintergreen oil,
- winterreise, die,
- winters, yvor
Also especially British, win·ter·ise.
Origin of winterize
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/ (ˈwɪntəˌraɪz) /
(tr) US and Canadian to prepare (a house, car, etc) to withstand winter conditions
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