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

Examples of antiperspirant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the sweating is concentrated away from armpits, or if a new antiperspirant doesn't solve the issue, some experts will consider electrical iontophoresis treatments on hands, feet or facial regions to stem sweating. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 6 Sep. 2021 An example of that is the studies that have shown that for some people, the use of antiperspirant can lead to an overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria, causing an odor. Essence, 31 Aug. 2021 Secret deodorant sponsors soccer star Carli Lloyd, Speedstick is the official antiperspirant of the NHL and Old Spice has a longstanding relationship with the NFL. Mike Dojc, Forbes, 25 June 2021 The Degree Inclusive antiperspirant was made with accessibility in mind — and with the input of those who've been hoping for more personal-care products just like it. Marci Robin, Allure, 26 Apr. 2021 Here’s a hint for you: Use an antiperspirant around your neck to help prevent ring around the collar. Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2020 The most abundant of these compounds were chemicals called cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes, which are commonly found in personal care products, especially antiperspirants. Emily Anthes, Scientific American, 1 June 2020 There’s a big difference between antiperspirant and deodorant. Jessica L. Yarbrough, Glamour, 3 Jan. 2020 One reason for the pivot might be people’s desire to abandon antiperspirants all together and go with deodorants to protect their health and wellbeing. NBC News, 14 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of antiperspirant

1920, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of antiperspirant

: a substance that is used to prevent sweating


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

Kids Definition of antiperspirant

: a substance that is used to prevent sweating


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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