from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To mask or neutralize the odor of.
- transitive v. To make more acceptable, as by elimination or suppression of an offensive aspect: "Tighter regulation and the entrance of big developers . . . have helped deodorize the industry, but it is still plagued by undercapitalized and even fraudulent developers” ( Forbes).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To mask or eliminate the odor of, or an odor in, (something).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deprive of odor, especially of such as results from impurities.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive of odor or smell, especially of the fetid odor resulting from impurities: as, charcoal or quicklime deodorizes night-soil. Also spelled deodorise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. eliminate the odor from
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