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A bad odor; a stench. See Synonyms at stench.
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Noun1.malodor - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasantmalodor - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
niff, pong - an unpleasant smell
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8,674,167 B2 Absorbent article comprising a malodor control composition having an acid catalyst: Ricky Ah-Man Woo, Hamilton, OH, US; Steven Anthony Horenziak, Cincinnati, OH, US; Rhonda Jean Jackson, Cincinnati, OH, US; Zaiyou Liu, West Chester, OH, US; Michael-Vincent Nario Malanyaon, Indian Springs, OH, US; Jason John Olchovy, West Chester, OH, US; and Christine Marie Readnour, Fort Mitchell, KY, US.
Vanata is named on the original patent held by Monsanto Corporation for I malodor counteractant material commercially known as Veliex.
Services include cleaning, restoration, and sanitizing of carpets, upholstery, drapes, tile and grout, and specialty services for spot and dye repair; as well as malodor treatments for smoking rooms, pet rooms, and PTAC units.
These advanced, odor-neutralizing fragrances provide superior odor-elimination solutions without the need for separate malodor counteractants in your products.
The scientists don't know the molecular nature of the inhibitor, just that the extracts have an inhibitory effect on oral malodor.
This formula works on contact with cat urine malodor molecules, surrounds them within an encapsulating structure and then never releases them--leaving the environment fresh and odor-free," says Linda Valencia, senior R&D scientist at Hartz laboratories.
0221% sodium fluoride, does not contain alcohol, and kills germs that cause oral malodor.
When it comes to malodor neutralization, Ordenone is already being used successfully by leading manufacturers in a wide variety of fabric refreshers and personal care products.
Industry Foundation of Chonnam National University (Gwang-Ju, Korea) has patented bacteria inhibiting halitosis or oral malodor.
SpillCure is said to be easily molded, and can be a delivery vehicle for consumer chemicals, such as pest repellents, anti-microbial agents, malodor control and agricultural additives.
Alternatively, since malodor impairs performance, possibly jasmine acts by masking the underlying stench of the bowling alley.
When counteractants are in use, instead of only smelling the unpleasant odor, people are exposed to two different compounds: the malodor and the chemical matched with it that changes how their noses sense it.