Pronunciation: (trop'i-ku-līz"), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
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 of moisture and fungi. Also, esp. Brit.,trop'i•cal•ise".
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