destinkify

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Etymology[edit]

de- + stink + -ify

Verb[edit]

destinkify (third-person singular simple present destinkifies, present participle destinkifying, simple past and past participle destinkified)

  1. (slang, humorous) To mask or remove the odor from; to deodorize.
    • 1996 April 10, Brett Williams, “Re: Odor in Fabrics”, in rec.crafts.textiles.sewing, Usenet[1]:
      After banishing his[sic] immediately to the shower on arrival home (grin), I use a full cup of vinegar (plain cheap white stuff) tossed into the wash to destinkify his clothes.
    • 1998 December 29, Geraldine, “Boot inqueries”, in alt.gothic.fashion, Usenet[2]:
      How can i destinkify my boots so they smell better or more neutral?
    • 2013, Brittany Geragotelis, Life's a Witch, Simon & Schuster (2013), ISBN 9781442466555, page 302:
      “It takes you that long to destinkify yourself?” he asked, walking back toward his aunt's.

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