odorize

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verb odor·ize \ ˈō-də-ˌrīz \

Definition of odorize

odorized; odorizing
transitive verb
:to make odorous :scent

Examples of odorize in a Sentence

  1. the fans are used to odorize the air outside the confectioner's shop in order to lure more passersby

First Known Use of odorize

1857

odorize Synonyms

Synonyms
incense, scent, perfume
Antonyms
stink up
Near Antonyms
deodorize


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