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exfoliant

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

First Known Use of EXFOLIANT

1983

exfoliant

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

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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