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Remove or conceal an unpleasant smell in:‘people used dried flowers to deodorize their homes’
freshen, sweeten, purify, disinfect, sanitize, sterilizefumigate, aerate, air, ventilatedepolluteView synonyms
- ‘I wash with five kinds of soap, so I am as clean, moisturized, sanitized, freshened and deodorized as a person can be.’
- ‘The native chemical and physical properties of sodium bicarbonate account for its wide range of applications, including cleaning, deodorizing, buffering, and fire extinguishing.’
- ‘White vinegar or lemon juice cleans and deodorizes.’
- ‘This will remove dead skin and bacteria from your tools and deodorize them.’
- ‘We all know that baking soda does a great job deodorizing the fridge and cleaning teeth, but battling plant pathogens?’
- ‘Salt can deodorise Thermos bottles, jugs and other closed containers.’
- ‘Baking soda can also be used to deodorize bottles by filling them with undiluted baking soda and allowing the bottles to soak overnight.’
- ‘Have the housing unit cleaned upon vacating by fumigation, deodorizing, professional carpet cleaning, or other method appropriate under the circumstances.’
- ‘However, in order to reduce odour levels we are using a temporary deodorising system and we are experimenting with the adjustment of sludge agitation frequencies.’
- ‘She washed, moisturised, shaved, cleansed, toned, scrubbed and deodorised her skin, before putting on a deep-sea facemask, accompanied by the traditional cucumbers.’
- ‘Compare that to my current issue uniform cap, which gets hot and uncomfortable and stinks appallingly unless it is cleaned and deodorised twice weekly.’
- ‘Briefed, de-briefed, hungry, sweated and deodorised, we waited for the big man to come, happy about the special access we were granted, yet a trifle upset that so many media people were waiting outside in the sun, hoping to do their jobs.’
- ‘I have been searching high and low for a pillow that is supposed to deodorize gas.’
- ‘Thoroughly disinfect and deodorize the soiled area.’
- ‘And wastewater left over after the methane is extracted, greatly deodorized, is used for fertilizing the farm's fields.’
- ‘Use baking soda on a damp sponge to clean and deodorize all kitchen and bathroom surfaces’
- ‘There is also a need for higher temperatures to dry and deodorize the garments, which makes shrinkage and re-deposition of soil into the clothes more likely.’
- ‘He made a note to himself to get a box of baking soda, because he had a feeling he was going to need to deodorize the microwave sooner rather than later.’
- ‘You can deodorise your refrigerator, garbage bin and compost bucket by washing them out with a litre of water, to which has been added one teaspoon of lemon juice.’
- ‘Or mix 1/2 cup borax into 1 gallon of hot water to disinfect and deodorize.’
Mid 19th century: from de- (expressing removal) + Latin odor smell + -ize.
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