tropicalize

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

Definition of tropicalize

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of tropicalize

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for tropicalize

tropical + -ize

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“Tropicalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tropicalize. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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