- to rid of odor, especially of unpleasant odor.
Also especially British, de·o·dor·ise.
Origin of deodorize
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Related Wordsrefinery, refiner, cleanser, cosmetic, disinfectant, cleaner, detergent, filter, wash, fumigator, antiperspirant, fumigant, clarifier, deodorizer, sanitizer
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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