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weatherize

[weth -uh-rahyz] /ˈwɛð əˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), weatherized, weatherizing.
1.
to make (a house or other building) secure against cold or stormy weather, as by adding insulation, siding, and storm windows.
Also, especially British, weatherise.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; weather + -ize
Related forms
weatherization, noun
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Examples from the web for weatherize
  • weatherize your home and turn off heaters and air conditioners when you don't need them.
  • Funds to weatherize the homes of low and moderate-income persons are made available through community action agencies.
  • To reduce the loss, weatherize existing windows or replace them.
  • Funds may also be used to weatherize and make homes more energy efficient.

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