- (neologism, humorous) An imaginary device which removes the flavor from something, particularly food.
- My granny always runs her vegetables through the deflavorizing machine before allowing us to eat them.
Woody Allen (1980) 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
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