deodorize (also deodorise) VERB remove or conceal an unpleasant smell in.
DERIVATIVES deodorizer noun.

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  • Deodorize — De*o dor*ize, v. t. To deprive of odor, especially of such as results from impurities. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deodorize — 1858; see DE (Cf. de ) + ODOR (Cf. odor) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Deodorized; deodorizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • deodorize — [v] freshen aerate, air, depollute, disinfect, fumigate, neutralize, purify, sanitize, sterilize, sweeten, ventilate; concepts 161,244 …   New thesaurus

  • deodorize — [dē ō′dər īz΄] vt. deodorized, deodorizing to remove or mask the odor of or in deodorization n …   English World dictionary

  • deodorize — [[t]dio͟ʊdəraɪz[/t]] deodorizes, deodorizing, deodorized VERB If you deodorize something, you remove unpleasant smells from it. [FORMAL] [V n] The machine uses minute quantities of ozone to sterilise and deodorise refrigerated food vehicles. [V… …   English dictionary

  • deodorize — transitive verb Date: 1856 1. to eliminate or prevent the offensive odor of 2. to make (something unpleasant or reprehensible) more acceptable < the movie deodorizes his scandalous career > • deodorization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deodorize — deodorization, n. deodorizer, n. /dee oh deuh ruyz /, v.t., deodorized, deodorizing. to rid of odor, esp. of unpleasant odor. Also, esp. Brit., deodorise. [1855 60; DE + ODOR + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • deodorize — verb To mask or eliminate the odor of, or an odor in, (something). See Also: deodorant, deodorization, deodorizer …   Wiktionary

  • deodorize — To use a deodorant. * * * de·odor·ize or Brit de·odor·ise dē ōd ə .rīz vt, ized or Brit ised; iz·ing or Brit is·ing to eliminate or prevent the offensive odor of de·odor·iza·tion or Brit de·odor·isa·tion .ōd ə rə zā shən n de·odor·iz·er or Brit… …   Medical dictionary

  • deodorize — Synonyms and related words: belie, camouflage, color, disguise, distort, dress up, embellish, embroider, falsify, freshen the air, fudge, fumigate, garble, gild, gloss, gloss over, mask, miscite, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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