Pronunciation: (klī'mu-tīz"), [key]
—v.t. -tized, -tiz•ing.
1. to acclimate to a new environment.
2. to prepare or modify (a building, vehicle, etc.) for use or comfort in a specific climate, esp. one that includes extreme cold or extreme heat: to climatize a house by adding insulation and storm windows. Also, esp. Brit.,cli'ma•tise".
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