antiperspirant

noun
an·​ti·​per·​spi·​rant | \ ˌan-tē-ˈpər-sp(ə-)rənt How to pronounce antiperspirant (audio) , ˌan-ˌtī-\

Definition of antiperspirant

: a preparation used to reduce perspiration

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The scientific literature is sparse, as much of this research is carried out by deodorant and antiperspirant industries, which often don’t publish their results. Paul Vanouse, The Conversation, "An artist’s journey into the science of sweat," 12 Sep. 2019 Drain the boob swamp for good with just a little antiperspirant. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "12 Curvy Girl Fashion Hacks to Get You Through Summer," 23 May 2019 After all, few products are as personal as antiperspirant. Cassie Shortsleeve, Popular Mechanics, "How Scientists at Degree Men Test Antiperspirant," 20 Dec. 2018 In 1954, the first roll-on antiperspirant debuted, inspired by the ballpoint pen. Cassie Shortsleeve, Popular Mechanics, "How 5 Everyday Products Have Changed Through the Ages," 10 Dec. 2018 And then there's how an antiperspirant affects your clothing. Cassie Shortsleeve, Popular Mechanics, "How 5 Everyday Products Have Changed Through the Ages," 10 Dec. 2018 The difference between antiperspirant and deodorant is that the former prevents you from sweating, while the latter only tackles body odor. Sarah Wu, Glamour, "This Is the Best Natural Deodorant No One's Talking About," 12 Dec. 2018 This roll-on, easy-to-use antiperspirant blocks out sweat, minus the irritation, says our tester. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "The Best Deodorants and Antiperspirants for Sensitive Skin, According to Dermatologists," 5 Feb. 2018 Typically, when clinical-strength antiperspirants aren't enough to minimize underarm sweat, the next-step treatments have been limited, expensive, and sometimes uncomfortable. Marci Robin, Allure, "The FDA Has Approved Qbrexza Cloths to Treat Excessive Underarm Sweating," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of antiperspirant

1920, in the meaning defined above

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antiperspirant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of antiperspirant

: a substance that is used to prevent sweating

antiperspirant

noun
an·​ti·​per·​spi·​rant | \ ˌan-ti-ˈpər-spə-rənt, -sprənt\

Kids Definition of antiperspirant

: a substance that is used to prevent sweating

antiperspirant

noun
an·​ti·​per·​spi·​rant | \ ˌant-i-ˈpər-sp(ə-)rənt, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antiperspirant (audio) \

Medical Definition of antiperspirant

: a cosmetic preparation used to check excessive perspiration

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