weatherize

weath·er·ize

 (wĕth′ə-rīz′)
tr.v. weath·er·ized, weath·er·iz·ing, weath·er·iz·es
To protect (a structure) against cold weather, as with insulation.

weatherize

(ˈwɛðəˌraɪz) or

weatherise

vb (tr)
to make (a building) weatherproof

weath•er•ize

(ˈwɛð əˌraɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make (a house or other building) secure against cold or stormy weather.
[1940–45]
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