deodorize

[dee-oh-duh-rahyz]
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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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deodorize

deodorise

verb
  1. (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 deodorizer

deodorize

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

deodorizer in Medicine

deodorizer

[dē-ōdə-rī′zər]
n.
  1. A substance that masks or neutralizes odors.

deodorize

[dē-ōdə-rīz′]
v.
  1. To mask or neutralize the odor of.
Related formsde•o′dor•i•zation (-dər-ĭ-zāshən) n.
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