odorless

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj odorless having no odor "odorless gas","odorless flowers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Perspiration is odorless; it is the bacteria on the skin that creates an odor.
    • a Odorless Free from odor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • odorless Devoid of odor or fragrance.
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Quotations

  • W. H. Auden
    W.%20H.%20Auden
    “A man has his distinctive personal scent which his wife, his children and his dog can recognize. A crowd has a generalized stink. The public is odorless.”

Usage

In literature:

Woodruff himself could permeate like an odorless gas; you knew he was there only by the results.
"The Plum Tree" by David Graham Phillips
Common wood charcoal has the capacity of purifying and rendering odorless almost all impurities.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Is an odorless disinfectant used?
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
The desert, ordinarily entirely odorless, gave forth a scent.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Water filled the air with an odorless spice.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
It was odorless until burned: then it spread a very pronounced sweetish odor.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
At 7:00 a.m., she was milked and produced two and a half gallons of absolutely clear, odorless, tasteless and non-ignitable fluid.
"Make Mine Homogenized" by Rick Raphael
The substance of the plasmodium has about the consistency of the white of an egg; is slippery to the touch, tasteless, and odorless.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
A large number of odorless plants yield pollen to the bee.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
While the baby is taking milk only, the movements should be soft, yellow in color, and nearly odorless.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
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In poetry:

O! take your pale camellias back;
Their soft leaves, waxen white
And odorless, too ill accord
With my dark mood to-night.
"O! Take Away Your Flowers" by Madge Morris Wagner
Fronting the winter with a fearless grace,
Flavoring the odorless gray autumn chill,
Nipped by the furtive frosts, but cheery still,
Lifting to heaven from the bare garden place
A smiling face.
"My White Chrysanthemum" by Susan Coolidge
And blossoms should grow odorless-- and lilies all aghast--
And I said the stars should slacken in their paces through the vast,
Ere yet my loyalty should fail enduring to the last--.
So vowed I. It is written. It is changeless as the past.
"Illileo" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Plasticized exhibits, made from human remains, are dry, odorless, and color correct.
The problem is that carbon monoxide is odorless and tasteless.
See how one cabin owner designed an outhouse to be light, ventilated, and odorless.
Composed of rapidly renewable resources, the product is odorless and contains no VOCs.
An odorless version of Asia's most pungent fruit.
Including Trichlorethane 111, odorless minerals spirits, alcohol, etc.
Carbon monoxide leaks are odorless, invisible and deadly -- but easily prevented.
The exhaust from generators contains poisonous carbon monoxide, an odorless, invisible killer.
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless toxin that can be deadly.
Radon is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas.
Carbon monoxide leaks are odorless, invisible and deadly -- but easily prevented.
The water-based formulation features a low chemical concentration that is virtually odorless and leaves little residue.
IdeaPaint announced that it has again expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of CLEAR, a certified low-emission, virtually odorless, LEED-compliant dry erase paint.
It's a clear and odorless gas called radon .
Radon is invisible and odorless.
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