deodorize


de·odor·ize

verb \dē-ˈō-də-ˌrīz\

: to remove an unpleasant smell from (something)

Full Definition of DEODORIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to eliminate or prevent the offensive odor of
2
:  to make (something unpleasant or reprehensible) more acceptable <the movie deodorizes his scandalous career>
de·odor·i·za·tion \-ˌō-də-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
de·odor·iz·er noun

Examples of DEODORIZE

  1. We had the carpet cleaned and deodorized.
  2. <the propaganda film attempts to deodorize the dictator's history of human rights abuses>

First Known Use of DEODORIZE

1856

Rhymes with DEODORIZE

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de·odor·ize

transitive verb    (Medical Dictionary)
de·odor·ized or British de·odor·isedde·odor·iz·ing or British de·odor·is·ing

Medical Definition of DEODORIZE

: to eliminate or prevent the offensive odor of
de·odor·iza·tion or British de·odor·isa·tion \-ˌōd-ə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
de·odor·iz·er or British de·odor·is·er noun

Variants of DEODORIZE

de·odor·ize or British de·odor·ise \dē-ˈōd-ə-ˌrīz\

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