deodorize

verb de·odor·ize \ dē-ˈō-də-ˌrīz \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

deodorization

play \-ˌō-də-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

deodorizer

noun

Examples of deodorize in a Sentence

  1. We had the carpet cleaned and deodorized.

  2. the propaganda film attempts to deodorize the dictator's history of human rights abuses

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First Known Use of deodorize

1856


DEODORIZE Defined for English Language Learners

deodorize

verb

Definition of deodorize for English Language Learners

  • : to remove an unpleasant smell from (something)


DEODORIZE Defined for Kids

deodorize

verb de·odor·ize \ dē-ˈō-də-ˌrīz \

Definition of deodorize for Students

deodorized; deodorizing
: to remove odor and especially a bad smell from

Medical Dictionary

deodorize

transitive verb de·odor·ize
variants: or British deodorise play \dē-ˈōd-ə-ˌrīz\

medical Definition of deodorize

deodorized or British deodorised; deodorizing or British deodorising
: to eliminate or prevent the offensive odor of

deodorization

or British deodorisation play \-ˌōd-ə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

deodorizer

or British deodoriser noun


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