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deodorize

[dee-oh-duh-rahyz] /diˈoʊ dəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), deodorized, deodorizing.
1.
to rid of odor, especially of unpleasant odor.
Also, especially British, deodorise.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; de- + odor + -ize
Related forms
deodorization, noun
deodorizer, noun
nondeodorizing, adjective
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Examples from the web for deodorize
  • There are cheaper ways to sanitize and deodorize than buying products with added scents and unnecessary chemicals.
  • Continues to actively deodorize long after the cleaning process has been completed.
  • They have the equipment to scrub out the ductwork and deodorize everything in the house.
  • Add chemicals such as ammonia, chlorine, or lime to disinfect and deodorize water and other liquids.
  • They have the equipment to scrub out the duct work and deodorize everything in the house.
  • We will treat and deodorize affected areas to address health hazards common with water damage.
  • How to wash and disinfect and deodorize a rest room floor.
  • deodorize smoke-damaged records and fumigation for mold.
  • It may be necessary to collect and deodorize aeration basin off-gases before release.
  • Treatment is often necessary to deodorize the gas before its release to the atmosphere.
British Dictionary definitions for deodorize

deodorize

/diːˈəʊdəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove, disguise, or absorb the odour of, esp when unpleasant
Derived Forms
deodorization, deodorisation, noun
deodorizer, deodoriser, noun
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Word Origin and History for deodorize
v.

1858; see de- + odor + -ize. Related: Deodorized; deodorizing.

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deodorize in Medicine

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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