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deodorize

or (especially British) deodorise

[dee-oh-duh-rahyz] /diˈoʊ dəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), deodorized, deodorizing.
1.
to rid of odor, especially of unpleasant odor.
Origin of deodorize
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
Historical Examples
  • If we could deodorize the material from our sewers, and put it to practical uses, we would be gainers in many ways.

  • To neutralize putrefaction products in and about the teeth, correct fermentative processes, deodorize and purify the breath, etc.

  • At the Ontario Station a patent disinfectant wash called "Zenoleum" was incidentally used to deodorize incubators.

    The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
  • “It must be a great care to deodorize herself,” I returned, with ill-concealed contempt.

    Unveiling a Parallel Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
  • "Yes, I will," replied Rolf, remembering now that he had omitted to deodorize his traps and his boots.

    Rolf In The Woods Ernest Thompson Seton
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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