transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1885 1. to make tropical (as in character, conditions, or appearance) 2. to fit or adapt for use in a tropical climate especially by measures designed to combat the effects of fungi and moisture

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  • tropicalize — tropicalization, n. /trop i keuh luyz /, v.t., tropicalized, tropicalizing. 1. to make tropical, as in character or appearance. 2. to adapt or make suitable for use in tropical regions, esp. in regard to protection against the destructive effects …   Universalium

  • tropicalize — verb To modify something (such as electronic equipment) for use in the tropics, especially by making it resistant to heat and humidity …   Wiktionary

  • tropicalize — trop·i·cal·ize …   English syllables

  • tropicalize — ˈträpə̇kəˌlīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Usage: see ize Etymology: tropical (I) + ize 1. : to make tropical (as in character, conditions, or appearance) 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • tropical — tropical, ale, aux [ trɔpikal, o ] adj. • 1824; de tropique 1 ♦ Qui concerne les tropiques, la zone intertropicale, les régions situées autour de chaque tropique, de part et d autre de la zone équatoriale proprement dite. ⇒ équatorial. Région,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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