tropicalize

tropicalize

[trop-i-kuh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), tropicalized, tropicalizing.
1.
to make tropical, as in character or appearance.
2.
to adapt or make suitable for use in tropical regions, especially in regard to protection against the destructive effects of moisture and fungi.
Also, especially British, tropicalise.


Origin:
1880–85; tropical + -ize

tropicalization, noun
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tropicalize or tropicalise (ˈtrɒpɪkəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to adapt to tropical use, temperatures, etc
 
tropicalise or tropicalise
 
vb
 
tropicali'zation or tropicalise
 
n
 
tropicali'sation or tropicalise
 
n

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