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exfoliant

noun ex·fo·liant \(ˌ)eks-ˈfō-lē-ənt, -ˈfōl-yənt\

Definition of EXFOLIANT

:  a mechanical or chemical agent (as an abrasive skin wash or salicylic acid) that is applied to the skin to remove dead cells from the surface
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First Known Use of EXFOLIANT

1983
Medical Dictionary

exfoliant

noun ex·fo·liant \(ˌ)eks-ˈfō-lē-ənt, -ˈfōl-yənt\

Medical Definition of EXFOLIANT

:  a mechanical or chemical agent (as an abrasive skin wash or salicylic acid) that is applied to the skin to remove dead cells from the surface—called also exfoliator

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