trop·​i·​cal·​ize ˈträ-pi-kə-ˌlīz How to pronounce tropicalize (audio)
tropicalized; tropicalizing

transitive verb

: to make tropical (as in character, conditions, or appearance)
: to fit or adapt for use in a tropical climate especially by measures designed to combat the effects of fungi and moisture

Word History


tropical + -ize

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of tropicalize was in 1837

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Cite this Entry

“Tropicalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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