an·​ti·​per·​spi·​rant ˌan-tē-ˈpər-sp(ə-)rənt How to pronounce antiperspirant (audio)
: a preparation used to reduce perspiration

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The antiperspirant usually lasts for a day, says the IHS. Cathy Cassata,, 9 Nov. 2021 With aluminum chlorohydrate as the active ingredient, this antiperspirant is effective at keeping armpits dry all day. Rachael Schultz, Verywell Health, 3 Mar. 2023 Unlike antiperspirant, which is usually limited to under one's arms or on easy to reach regions of body skin, Botox can be injected into trouble areas on your forehead, hairlines or the back of your neck, for example. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 6 Sep. 2021 Finally, Odor & Enhanced Sweat Control is a strong antiperspirant that tackles odor and sweat with aluminum and allantoin. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2022 The big brands seem locked in an arms-race over just how long an antiperspirant can last: P&G’s Old Spice and Secret brands now also offer 72 hour coverage; and Sure (owned by Unilever) offers 96 hours—four days. Katherine Dunn, Fortune, 27 Aug. 2022 On the other hand, an antiperspirant is designed to physically block the release of sweat or perspiration. Sarah Ban, SELF, 3 Aug. 2022 Odor & Sweat Control is an antiperspirant with aluminum that offers 24-hour odor and sweat protection. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2022 If your favorite antiperspirant or body spray has gone missing from store shelves, this may be why. Korin Miller,, 3 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antiperspirant was in 1920

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Cite this Entry

“Antiperspirant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


an·​ti·​per·​spi·​rant ˌant-i-ˈpər-sp(ə-)rənt How to pronounce antiperspirant (audio)
: a preparation used to stop or reduce perspiration

Medical Definition


an·​ti·​per·​spi·​rant ˌant-i-ˈpər-sp(ə-)rənt, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antiperspirant (audio)
: a cosmetic preparation used to check excessive perspiration

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