deflavorizing machine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Woody Allen in the 1980 film Stardust Memories.

Noun[edit]

deflavorizing machine (plural deflavorizing machines)

  1. (neologism) An imaginary device which removes the quality from something, particularly food.
    My granny always runs her vegetables through the deflavorizing machine before allowing us to eat them.

Quotations[edit]

1980, Woody Allen, Stardust Memories:

Sandy Bates: It's funny, because in my family nobody ever committed suicide, nobody... this was just not a middle-class alternative, you know? I - my mother was too busy running the boiled chicken through the deflavorizing machine to think about shooting herself or anything. IMDb