deodorize

[ dee-oh-duh-rahyz ]
/ diˈoʊ dəˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), de·o·dor·ized, de·o·dor·iz·ing.

to rid of odor, especially of unpleasant odor.

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Also especially British, de·o·dor·ise .

Origin of deodorize

First recorded in 1855–60; de- + odor + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM deodorize

de·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 forms of deodorize

deodorization or deodorisation, noundeodorizer or deodoriser, noun
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Medical definitions for deodorize

deodorize
[ dē-ōdə-rīz′ ]

v.

To mask or neutralize the odor of.

Other words from deodorize

de•o′dor•i•zation (-dər-ĭ-zāshən) n.
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