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

Examples of antiperspirant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Coronavirus Lockdowns May Raise Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution," 1 June 2020 There’s a big difference between antiperspirant and deodorant. Jessica L. Yarbrough, Glamour, "I Made the Switch to Natural Deodorant, and These Are My Best Tips," 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, "Best natural deodorants in 2020, according to dermatologists," 14 Mar. 2020 In practice, the difference is a bit more stark: Virtually every antiperspirant on the market contains aluminum. NBC News, "Best natural deodorants in 2020, according to dermatologists," 14 Mar. 2020 Proper detoxification is only one of many concerns arising from the use of antiperspirants. NBC News, "Best natural deodorants in 2020, according to dermatologists," 14 Mar. 2020 Edna Murphey Her father, a Cincinnati physician, had developed a liquid antiperspirant in 1909 to help a fellow surgeon with sweaty hands, but Murphey found the liquid equally effective on her underarms. Carol Motsinger, Cincinnati.com, "These women have been written out of history books. This project is putting them back in," 10 June 2019 Experts ask a large group of people to use the antiperspirant for several days to weeks, then ask them to report back on their overall opinion or specific attributes of the product. Cassie Shortsleeve, Popular Mechanics, "How Scientists at Degree Men Test Antiperspirant," 20 Dec. 2018 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

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Antiperspirant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antiperspirant. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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antiperspirant

noun
How to pronounce antiperspirant (audio)

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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