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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A substance applied to the skin to mask or suppress body odors.
  • n. A substance released into the air to counteract unwanted odors.
  • adj. Capable of masking or neutralizing odors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.
  • n. An odor-controlling substance applied to the underarm to counteract odor from perspiration.
  • adj. acting or including an agent to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A deodorizer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A deodorizer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a toiletry applied to the skin in order to mask unpleasant odors

Etymologies

From Latin de- + odorans, present participle of odorare ("to smell"), from odor ("a smell"); see odor. (Wiktionary)

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