transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1934 to make ready for winter or winter use and especially resistant or proof against winter weather <
winterize a car
winterization noun

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  • winterize — ☆ winterize [win′tərīz΄ ] vt. winterized, winterizing to put into condition for or equip for winter [to winterize an automobile with antifreeze, a house with insulation, etc.] winterization n …   English World dictionary

  • winterize — (v.) 1938, on model of earlier summerize (1935); from WINTER (Cf. winter) (n.) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Winterized; winterizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • winterize — (Amer.) win·ter·ize || wɪntÉ™raɪz v. prepare something for winter (i.e. cars, houses etc.), winterise …   English contemporary dictionary

  • winterize — winterization, n. winterizer, n. /win teuh ruyz /, v., winterized, winterizing. v.t. 1. to prepare (an automobile, house, etc.) for cold weather by (in automobiles) adding antifreeze and changing oil or (in houses) adding insulation, heating… …   Universalium

  • winterize — verb a) To prepare (something) for winter weather. Some oils which are frequently winterized to produce salad oil are: refined and lightly hydrogenated soybean oil, cottonseed oil and some varieties of rapeseed oil …   Wiktionary

  • winterize — or winterise verb chiefly N. Amer. adapt or prepare for use in cold weather. Derivatives winterization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • winterize — verb (T) AmE to prepare your car, house etc for winter conditions …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • winterize — win·ter·ize …   English syllables

  • winterize — win•ter•ize [[t]ˈwɪn təˌraɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing bui to prepare (something) by various measures to be functional in or to withstand cold weather • Etymology: 1925–30 win ter•i•za′tion, n. win′ter•iz er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • winterize — To prepare an automobile or other motor vehicle for use during the cold season, paying special attention to the type of oil or grease most suitable for operation in severely cold weather …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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