air freshener

noun

Definition of air freshener 

: a device used to disperse chemicals intended to mask or eliminate unpleasant odors The bathrooms should also have matching towels, soap and tissue dispensers, and a candle or plug-in air freshener with a pleasant scent.— William Bronchick and Ray Cooper, How to Sell a House Fast in a Slow Real Estate Market, 2009 also : the chemicals dispersed from such a device This smell is sharp and thin and chemical, not exactly the smell of air freshener and not exactly the smell of air conditioning but acrid and a little stale and specific to Vegas … — Joan Didion, Esquire, May 1977

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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