de·odor·ant | \dē-ˈō-də-rənt \

Definition of deodorant 

: a preparation that destroys or masks unpleasant odors

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deodorant adjective

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Women pay 13 percent more than men for personal care items such as deodorant, according to, and 8 percent more for clothing. Joshua Hafner, ajc, "It’s likely a first: Women’s razor ad actually shows hairy legs (and other body parts)," 3 July 2018 Women pay 13 percent more than men for personal care items such as deodorant, according to, and 8 percent more for clothing. Joshua Hafner, USA TODAY, "Women's razor ad may be the first to feature hairy legs (and armpits, and bikini lines)," 2 July 2018 The 3-year-old American Provenance is poised to make more than 100,000 sticks of the all-natural deodorant this year. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This natural deodorant made on a Wisconsin family farm sells for $7 a stick at Whole Foods," 19 June 2018 On Thursday, it was reported that the dubiously ethical but apparently legal, which offers everything from Trump deodorant to Trump dog leashes, garnered at least $100,000 for the president in 2017. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "In Washington, U.S. and North Korea Summit Merch Goes on Deep Discount, As Donald Trump’s Branding Apparently Thrives," 27 May 2018 From books and watches to headphones and deodorant, here's what helps the Warrior make the most of every flight, every game, and every day. Martin Mulkeen, GQ, "Andre Iguodala on the Lotion He Keeps in His Locker and What He Has in Common with Warren Buffett," 22 May 2018 Take 15 percent off all full-size deodorant sticks from February 16 to 19. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "President's Day 2018: The Best Sales and Deals on Beauty Products," 15 Feb. 2018 The protestors take makeshift showers with baby wipes, deodorant, and dry shampoo available at the camp, Garcia said., "ICE protestors outside City Hall battle heat, loss of electricity," 9 July 2018 Products offered include lip balm, muscle rub, bug spray, deodorant, toothpaste, syrups, teas, iron supplements and more. Austen Erblat,, "Sunshine Organic Herbals now open in Delray Beach," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of deodorant

1869, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of deodorant

: a substance that you put on your body and especially under your arms to prevent, remove, or hide unpleasant smells


de·odor·ant | \dē-ˈō-də-rənt \

Kids Definition of deodorant

: something used to remove or hide unpleasant odors


de·odor·ant | \dē-ˈōd-ə-rənt \

Medical Definition of deodorant 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: destroying or masking offensive odors



Medical Definition of deodorant (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of various preparations or solutions (as a soap or disinfectant) that destroy or mask unpleasant odors especially : a cosmetic that neutralizes perspiration odors

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