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

transitive verb

: to make (something, such as a house) better protected against winter weather (as by adding insulation)
ˌwe-t͟hə- How to pronounce weatherize (audio)

Examples of weatherize in a Sentence

We'll weatherize the cabin with insulation.
Recent Examples on the Web Prior to DeWine’s announcement, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, who hopes to take over the governor’s office from DeWine next year, outlined a plan to use federal coronavirus relief money to expand programs to weatherize homes and help lower-income residents pay their heating bills. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 6 Dec. 2021 The bill also contains measures to create a job-generating Civilian Climate Corps; tax credits and grants for clean energy, renewables and electric vehicles; new polluter fees for methane and carbon; and consumer rebates to electrify and weatherize homes. Ella Nilsen, CNN, 14 Sep. 2021 Coppell operations and maintenance staff begin to weatherize buildings if freeze warnings are in effect, spokeswoman Amanda Simpson said. Dallas News, 1 Feb. 2022 The bills would help Oregonians take advantage of various state and federal incentives and rebates to weatherize their homes, install electric heat pumps and other energy-efficient appliances. oregonlive, 14 Mar. 2023 See all Example Sentences for weatherize 

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weatherize was in 1943

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“Weatherize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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