de-odorize

deodorize

[dee-oh-duh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), deodorized, deodorizing.
to rid of odor, especially of unpleasant odor.
Also, especially British, deodorise.


Origin:
1855–60; de- + odor + -ize

deodorization, noun
deodorizer, noun
nondeodorizing, adjective
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deodorize or deodorise (diːˈəʊdəˌraɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to remove, disguise, or absorb the odour of, esp when unpleasant
 
deodorise or deodorise
 
vb
 
deodori'zation or deodorise
 
n
 
deodori'sation or deodorise
 
n
 
de'odorizer or deodorise
 
n
 
de'odoriser or deodorise
 
n

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deodorize de·o·dor·ize (dē-ō'də-rīz')
v. de·o·dor·ized, de·o·dor·iz·ing, de·o·dor·iz·es
To mask or neutralize the odor of.


de·o'dor·i·za'tion (-dər-ĭ-zā'shən) n.
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