de·​odor·​ant | \ dē-ˈō-də-rənt How to pronounce deodorant (audio) \

Definition of deodorant

: a preparation that destroys or masks unpleasant odors

Other Words from deodorant

deodorant adjective

Examples of deodorant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Atlantic City, one passenger even tried to smuggle bullets onto a plane by hiding them in deodorant, while someone flying out of Honolulu tried to board with a belt buckle with a firearm in it. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 18 Jan. 2022 Evolvetogether has a new line of natural deodorant (mini multipacks available), hand sanitizer (refill sets available) and hand cream that feature the names of familiar places: Malibu, Tulum, Monaco and Havana. Marques Harper Deputy Features Editor, Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2021 The aluminum-free stick deodorant contains aloe vera, vitamin E, baking soda, and grapefruit seed extract. Lauren Rearick,, 7 Dec. 2021 Epstein’s bathroom was to be stocked with drugstore toiletries like White Rain Shampoo and Secret women’s deodorant. Tribune News Service, al, 5 Dec. 2021 Samuel, right now, is the 49ers’ ultimate deodorant. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Nov. 2021 Another way to say a long shower and powerful deodorant are needed. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Nov. 2021 Several young families walk between cardboard boxes filled with toothpaste, deodorant, and feminine products. Story Hinckley, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Aug. 2021 Fill a shoebox with new toiletries and essential items such as travel-size shampoo, deodorant, travel-size soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, adhesive bandages, hand towels, prepaid phone cards, pens and journals. Kari Barnett,, 1 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of deodorant

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deodorant was in 1869

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25 Jan 2022

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“Deodorant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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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 How to pronounce deodorant (audio) \

Kids Definition of deodorant

: something used to remove or hide unpleasant odors


de·​odor·​ant | \ dē-ˈōd-ə-rənt How to pronounce deodorant (audio) \

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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