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)

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

Examples of weatherize in a Sentence

We'll weatherize the cabin with insulation.
Recent Examples on the Web Red Feather is a nonprofit organization that provides educational workshops and works with families on the Hopi and Navajo reservations to weatherize their homes, install solar heaters, clean chimneys, and cut heating costs. The Republic |, "To stay warm this winter, Hopi and Navajo families are forced to look beyond coal," 20 Feb. 2020 Make sure to weatherize your home and cover outdoor faucets., "Portland metro Friday weather: Strong winds continue near the gorge; frosty morning for everyone else," 8 Dec. 2017 Some consumers have benefited from incentives that pay for subsidized housing or help people buy zero-emission vehicles and weatherize their homes. Jonathan J. Cooper, The Seattle Times, "Q&A: California looks to keep landmark climate policy alive," 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of weatherize

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Weatherize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of weatherize

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

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