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 weatherize (audio) \ noun

Examples of weatherize in a Sentence

We'll weatherize the cabin with insulation.
Recent Examples on the Web Who, in your view, will pay to weatherize your plants now? David Blackmon, Forbes, "8 Key Questions That Texas Power Providers Should Be Asked This Week," 19 Apr. 2021 After cold weather led to major power outages a decade ago, the state recommended that electric generators weatherize plants but did not mandate investments. Dallas News, "Natural gas suppliers failed Texas during the winter storm, too. How to fix that?," 30 Mar. 2021 The cost to weatherize a power plant would be at most $500,000. Diego Mendoza-moyers, San Antonio Express-News, "Dallas Fed: Weatherization of Texas power plants could cost hundreds of millions, but price tag is 'justifiable'," 15 Apr. 2021 But the power generators in Texas have avoided doing that since a similar freeze/blackout event in 2011, after which they were advised by both state and federal regulators to weatherize their facilities, but not required to do so. David Blackmon, Forbes, "Texas Big Freeze: New Reports Show Clear Need For Policymakers To Act," 7 Apr. 2021 Sunday added that beyond PPE, plastics are also used to weatherize homes and can be found in automotive devices, recreational equipment, and even components used to transport and store the coronavirus vaccines. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Republicans say Democrats' big climate bill would crush the plastics industry," 20 Mar. 2021 Water and broadband utilities, as well as electricity and natural gas entities, could qualify for low-interest loans to weatherize or increase capacity during times of peak demand. James Barragán, Dallas News, "House speaker pushes using Texas savings, Biden relief money to help weatherproof power plants," 11 Mar. 2021 For Buffett’s $8 billion, Gimon estimates Texas could weatherize about 1 million homes, potentially shaving enough load to avert the February collapse through those measures alone. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "Warren Buffett’s firm is proposing an $8 billion boondoggle to prevent the next Texas blackout," 1 Apr. 2021 The Texas House and Senate have now moved forward on measures requiring power generators to weatherize their equipment for extreme conditions like last month’s deadly freeze. San Antonio Express-News, "Express Briefing: Migrant kids arrive at Freeman Coliseum, massive Texas dinosaur and more," 31 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of weatherize

1943, in the meaning defined above

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30 Apr 2021

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“Weatherize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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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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