weath·​er·​ize | \ ˈwe-t͟hə-ˌrīz How to pronounce weatherize (audio) \
weatherized; weatherizing

Definition of weatherize

transitive verb

: to make (something, such as a house) better protected against winter weather (as by adding insulation)

Other Words from weatherize

weatherization \ ˌwet͟h-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən , ˌwe-​t͟hə-​ How to pronounce weatherize (audio) \ noun

Examples of weatherize in a Sentence

We'll weatherize the cabin with insulation.
Recent Examples on the Web Provisions will provide tax credits for Americans who install solar panels and weatherize their homes, allow for more electrified vehicles in the U.S.and incentivize clean energy manufacturing that will provide union jobs for workers, Biden said. Carlie Porterfield, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 However, critics of the model argue that the price incentives aren’t big enough for generators to weatherize their facilities in advance of the storm. Dallas News, 27 Aug. 2021 The bill provides about $50 billion to protect against droughts and floods and weatherize utilities and other infrastructure., 30 Aug. 2021 The bill provides about $50 billion to protect against droughts and floods and weatherize utilities and other infrastructure. Matthew Daly, ajc, 30 Aug. 2021 The federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps low-income families pay energy bills, weatherize their homes and fix or replace broken furnaces or air conditioners. NBC News, 20 Aug. 2021 Others have criticized natural gas operators in the grid failures, but most of the attention has focused on power plants that didn’t weatherize and grid regulators who didn’t move aggressively. Dallas News, 26 Apr. 2021 Under the House rewrite of SB 3, electricity generators such as companies selling into the ERCOT market, municipal utilities and rural electric cooperatives, would have to weatherize their generating plants under rules set by the PUC. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, 23 May 2021 Under the existing system, there is limited incentive for natural gas plants to weatherize. James Osborne, San Antonio Express-News, 29 May 2021

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First Known Use of weatherize

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of weatherize was in 1943

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2 Dec 2021

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“Weatherize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of weatherize

: to make (a building, such as a house) better protected against winter weather


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