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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The solution will clean and deodorize refrigerators, microwaves, diaper pails, tiles, coffee pots and toys.
Baking soda will clean and deodorize all kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
Church & Dwight Co. highlights its use of baking soda in Arm & Hammer toothpaste as a natural way to clean and whiten teeth and deodorize breath.
Promoter Vikas Kasliwal says they plan to have rain-water harvesting, use solar energy to provide hot water to residents, and deodorize and dehumidify the air which will circulate within the building.
Innovative items: Fresh Cloz, a personal dry cleaner that uses ozone technology to deodorize and freshen clothes while eliminating germs; Mrs. Smith's Diaper Bags that come with pullout drawers for easy organizing; Scentsy Buddy, a plush toy with interchangeable scent packs hidden inside to keep your child's room smelling fresh.
Shirley usually used enough to deodorize a ballroom.
All roadies who worked on the stage during the concert were to shave, shower, and deodorize between sound check and showtime.
I wander around the house thinking of what I can organize, clean, utilize, materialize, deodorize and then wander back to the computer.
This snippet from her poem "Rape," for example, reads more like Kerouac or Ginsberg whom she actually knew well than anyone else: let's whalebone let's go let's deodorize the night.
Use it with vinegar to deodorize drains and clean stovetops and sinks.