- to rid of odor, especially of unpleasant odor.
Also especially British, de·o·dor·ise.
Origin of deodorize
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Related Wordsventilate, aerate, neutralize, sweeten, purify, disinfect, air, sterilize, fumigate, sanitize, depollute
Examples from the Web for deodorize
“It must be a great care to deodorize herself,” I returned, with ill-concealed contempt.Unveiling a Parallel
Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
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.
"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
At the Ontario Station a patent disinfectant wash called "Zenoleum" was incidentally used to deodorize incubators.The Dollar Hen
Milo M. Hastings
- (tr) to remove, disguise, or absorb the odour of, esp when unpleasant
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Word Origin and History for deodorize
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To mask or neutralize the odor of.
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