weatherize

[weth-uh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), weatherized, weatherizing.
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:
1940–45; weather + -ize

weatherization, noun
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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.
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