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de·o·dor·ize / dēˈōdəˌrīz/ • v. [tr.] remove or conceal an unpleasant smell in: people used dried flowers to deodorize their homes.DERIVATIVES: de·o·dor·i·za·tion / -ˌōdərəˈzāshən/·o·dor·iz·er n.


views updated May 21 2018

de·o·dor·ant / dēˈōdərənt/ • n. a substance that removes or conceals unpleasant smells, esp. bodily odors.


views updated May 09 2018

deodorant (dee-oh-der-ănt) n. an agent that reduces or removes unpleasant body odours by destroying bacteria that live on the skin and break down sweat. Deodorant preparations often contain an antiseptic.