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deodorize

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verb de·odor·ize \dē-ˈō-də-ˌrīz\

Simple Definition of deodorize

  • : to remove an unpleasant smell from (something)

Full Definition of deodorize

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to eliminate or prevent the offensive odor of

  3. 2 :  to make (something unpleasant or reprehensible) more acceptable <the movie deodorizes his scandalous career>

de·odor·i·za·tion play \-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>



1856

First Known Use of deodorize

1856

Rhymes with deodorize

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DEODORIZE Defined for Kids

deodorize

play
verb de·odor·ize \dē-ˈō-də-ˌrīz\

Definition of deodorize

de·odor·izedde·odor·iz·ing

  1. :  to remove odor and especially a bad smell from




Medical Dictionary

deodorize

transitive verb de·odor·ize

Medical Definition of deodorize

de·odor·ized or British de·odor·isedde·odor·iz·ing or British de·odor·is·ing

  1. :  to eliminate or prevent the offensive odor of

  2. de·odor·iza·tion or British de·odor·isa·tion \-ˌōd-ə-rə-ˈzā-shən\play noun
    de·odor·iz·er or British de·odor·is·er noun



Variants of deodorize

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


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