winterize

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verb win·ter·ize \ˈwin-tə-ˌrīz\

Definition of winterize

winterized

winterizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make ready for winter or winter use and especially resistant or proof against winter weather <winterize a car>

winterization

play \ˌwin-tə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of winterize in a sentence

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

1934

First Known Use of winterize

1934


WINTERIZE Defined for English Language Learners

winterize

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verb win·ter·ize \ˈwin-tə-ˌrīz\

Definition of winterize for English Language Learners

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


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