- to rid of odor, especially of unpleasant odor.
Also especially British, de·o·dor·ise.
Origin of deodorize
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Examples from the Web for deodorizer
Bits of charcoal in the water are helpful if a deodorizer or disinfectant is needed.
My father was a deodorizer of dead dogs, my mother kept the only shop for the sale of cats'-meat in my native city.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8
Although it looks dirty, powdered charcoal sprinkled over the floor has a powerful effect as a deodorizer.Notes on Stable Management in India and the Colonies
Joshua A. Nunn
The nose is a filter and deodorizer, in passing through which the air is cleansed and sent pure into the lungs.Humorous Hits and How to Hold an Audience
It is a deodorizer, all disagreeable smells leaving the skin to which it is applied; and above all it is not a poison.Manual of Taxidermy
Charles Johnson Maynard
- (tr) to remove, disguise, or absorb the odour of, esp when unpleasant
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Word Origin and History for deodorizer
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A substance that masks or neutralizes odors.
- To mask or neutralize the odor of.
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