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

Examples of antiperspirant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use antiperspirant—or tea bags Apply some antiperspirant to the bottoms of your feet, DesPrés advises. Angela Haupt, TIME, 31 May 2024 First, a quick reminder that deodorant and antiperspirant are, in fact, different things. Lindy Segal, Glamour, 20 Mar. 2024 Which is better for kids: deodorant or antiperspirant? Katrina Cossey, Parents, 22 Feb. 2024 Dermatologists break down what to look for when shopping for a deodorant or antiperspirant and a few of the best options. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 9 Jan. 2024 And yet, for some reason, antiperspirants and deodorants have only been targeted to our underarms. Lindy Segal, Glamour, 20 Mar. 2024 Most antiperspirants include aluminum to block sweat production, while deodorants do not. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 22 Feb. 2024 While deodorants do not require approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), antiperspirants do, Massick said. Maggie O'Neill, Verywell Health, 3 Jan. 2024 Treatment options may include antiperspirants, Botox injections, and medications. Cathy Cassata, Health, 28 Jan. 2024

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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 16 Jun. 2024.

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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