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(ˈəʊdəˌraɪz) or


vb (tr)
to give an odour to or impart a smell to


(ˈoʊ dəˌraɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make odorous.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.odorize - cause to smell or be smellyodorize - cause to smell or be smelly    
cause to be perceived - have perceptible qualities
smell up, stink out, stink up - cause to smell bad; fill with a bad smell
aromatise, aromatize, perfume - fill or impregnate with an odor; "orange blossoms perfumed the air in the garden"
cense, incense, thurify - perfume especially with a censer
deodorise, deodorize, deodourise - eliminate the odor from; "This stick will deodorize your armpits"
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Selon le communique de la SDA, l'appartement etait depourvu de bouches d'aeration et les fenetres etaient fermees, precisant qu'une fuite de gaz ne peut engendrer une asphyxie, sachant que le gaz naturel distribue est un gaz odorise au THT et perceptible a l'odorat.
Each day he attempted to wrinkle and odorise the shirt, but it was to no avail.
The Environment Agency said Seaport Environmental has not accepted any more waste containing mercaptans, a chemical used to odorise natural gas.