an·​ti-ac·​ne ˌan-tē-ˈak-nē How to pronounce anti-acne (audio)
: tending to prevent acne or to alleviate the symptoms of acne
anti-acne cleansers
an anti-acne regimen

Examples of anti-acne in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-acne was in 1902

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“Anti-acne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


an·​ti-ac·​ne -ˈak-nē How to pronounce anti-acne (audio)
: alleviating the symptoms of acne
an anti-acne ointment
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