Definition of winterize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwin(t)əˌrīz/


[with object] (usually be winterized) chiefly North American
Adapt or prepare (something, especially a house or an automobile) for use in cold weather: a waterfront cottage that Dixon had winterized
More example sentences
  • With cold weather approaching, it's time to winterize your home.
  • Colyer's house was winterized, making it possible for Kensett to paint there throughout the year.
  • I'll be traveling during the winter months and want to winterize my home.



Pronunciation: /ˌwintəriˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • With that realization, the push for facility winterization and year-round programming began.
  • This is for winterization of your pond and works in water temperature under 55°F. It will help to decompose the leaves, scum, sediment, and other organic matter during fall and winter.
  • Trying to get reliable information on winterization and sparring with marinas about what services I had to purchase and what I could do myself was more hassle than it was worth.

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Syllabification: win·ter·ize

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