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winterize

[win-tuh-rahyz] /ˈwɪn təˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), winterized, winterizing.
1.
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), winterized, winterizing.
2.
to winterize an automobile, house, etc.
Also, especially British, winterise.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; winter + -ize
Related forms
winterization, noun
winterizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for winterise

winterize

/ˈwɪntəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) (US & Canadian) to prepare (a house, car, etc) to withstand winter conditions
Derived Forms
winterization, winterisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for winterise

winterize

v.

1938, on model of earlier summerize (1935); from winter (n.) + -ize. Related: Winterized; winterizing.

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