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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, its best overall anti-acne sunscreen model costs less than $20. Men's Health, 22 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-acne was in 1902

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“Anti-acne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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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