odorize

[ oh-duh-rahyz ]
/ ˈoʊ dəˌraɪz /

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

to make odorous; add scent to: to odorize natural gas to make leaks detectable.

Nearby words

  1. odor of sanctity,
  2. odorant,
  3. odoriferous,
  4. odorimetry,
  5. odoriphore,
  6. odorless,
  7. odorosity,
  8. odorous,
  9. odorously,
  10. odour

Also especially British, o·dor·ise.

Origin of odorize

First recorded in 1880–85; odor + -ize

Related formso·dor·iz·er, noun

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