winterize

verb
win·ter·ize | \ˈwin-tə-ˌrīz \
winterized; winterizing

Definition of winterize 

transitive verb

: to make ready for winter or winter use and especially resistant or proof against winter weather winterize a car

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Other Words from winterize

winterization \ˌwin-tə-rə-ˈzā-shən \ noun

Examples of winterize in a Sentence

They are winterizing their cars by adding antifreeze and putting on snow tires.

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Some rose shrubs do develop hips (seed cases) while winterizing. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Thinking of becoming a gardener? Here’s a primer for southern Idaho," 31 Jan. 2018 Winter House In Aspen, Humm and Guidara will winterize the menu and vibe for the Sno-Cat crowd: Think schnitzel and crispy potato rosti, as well as a consommé that will undoubtedly appeal to bone broth aficionados. Kate Krader, Bloomberg.com, "The Hamptons’ Hottest Hangout Will Pop Up in Aspen," 28 Feb. 2018 The USS Little Rock and its crew of about 70 sailors are hunkering down in Montreal for the rest of the winter, while Marinette Marine personnel assist in winterizing the ship for its icy berth. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Marinette-built ship USS Little Rock remains stuck in the ice in Montreal," 24 Jan. 2018 Stop at that time to let the shrub winterize itself. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Thinking of becoming a gardener? Here’s a primer for southern Idaho," 31 Jan. 2018 And there are only about five companies that winterize boats, says Hearns Marine owner Danny Hearns. Laura Johnston, cleveland.com, "How to winterize your boat in 5 steps (video)," 30 Oct. 2017 Hearns Marine Services, which operates at Cleveland Metroparks' Emerald Necklace Marina in the Rocky River Reservation, has winterized dozens of boats this month. Laura Johnston, cleveland.com, "How to winterize your boat in 5 steps (video)," 30 Oct. 2017 TerraVenture also will manage acquired properties, providing such services as securing them, winterizing them and coordinating utility disconnections. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Final agreement between Wisconsin, Foxconn appears imminent, key local figure says," 24 Oct. 2017 The fountain will then be winterized and shut off for the winter. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale's Burlington Park fountain to get a makeover," 12 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of winterize

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of winterize was in 1913

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winterize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of winterize

: to make (something) able to resist the effects of winter weather

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