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plural -s
: a substance (such as pine oil) that is usually sprayed on plant surfaces (as of the leaves and stems) to reduce transpiration and inhibit water loss

called also antidesiccant

Word History


anti- entry 1 + transpir(ation) + -ant entry 1

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antitranspirant was in 1958

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“Antitranspirant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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