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deodorize

[ dee-oh-duh-rahyz ]
/ diˈoʊ dəˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), de·o·dor·ized, de·o·dor·iz·ing.

to rid of odor, especially of unpleasant odor.

RELATED WORDS

ventilate, aerate, neutralize, sweeten, purify, disinfect, air, sterilize, fumigate, sanitize, depollute

Nearby words

deo volente, deoch-an-doruis, deodand, deodar, deodorant, deodorize, deodorizer, deontic, deontological, deontological ethics, deontology
Also especially British, de·o·dor·ise.

Origin of deodorize

First recorded in 1855–60; de- + odor + -ize
Related formsde·o·dor·i·za·tion, nounde·o·dor·iz·er, nounnon·de·o·dor·iz·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for deodorize

deodorize

deodorise

/ (diːˈəʊdəˌraɪz) /

verb

(tr) to remove, disguise, or absorb the odour of, esp when unpleasant
Derived Formsdeodorization or deodorisation, noundeodorizer or deodoriser, noun
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Word Origin and History for deodorize

deodorize


v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for deodorize

deodorize

[ dē-ōdə-rīz′ ]

v.

To mask or neutralize the odor of.
Related formsde•o′dor•i•zation (-dər-ĭ-zāshən) n.
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