deodorant

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

Definition of deodorant

: a preparation that destroys or masks unpleasant odors

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Other Words from deodorant

deodorant adjective

Examples of deodorant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to police, Santiago left the store without paying for 16 packs of deodorant, valued at $103. Pioneer Press Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Park Ridge police: Boys say man recorded video of them playing basketball, briefly followed them in van," 23 Nov. 2020 The distributions include household and personal hygiene items such as deodorant, dish soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper and paper towels. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego groups prepare to distribute food, household essentials to seniors," 17 Nov. 2020 There's no end to bath and body products like deodorant and moisturizer on the market, but how many are all-natural? Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Shop local: Here are 5 holiday gift ideas from Black-owned businesses in Louisville," 12 Nov. 2020 Dear Amy: The reader who commented that healthy bodies don't smell (and don't need deodorant) could use some factual correction — in addition to your masterful (as usual) reframing of the issue. Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Social media dust-up affects the whole family," 27 Oct. 2020 Dear Amy: The reader who commented that healthy bodies don’t smell (and don’t need deodorant) could use some factual correction — in addition to your masterful (as usual) reframing of the issue. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Wife uses Facebook dustup to limit husband’s time with his friend," 27 Oct. 2020 Dear Amy: The reader who commented that healthy bodies don’t smell (and don’t need deodorant) could use some factual correction – in addition to your masterful (as usual) reframing of the issue. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Facebook dustup affects the whole family," 27 Oct. 2020 Crennel offered up a new analogy Wednesday, saying a Texans win this week over the Jaguars would be like applying some deodorant. Matt Young, Chron, "'Deluxe Nuts Package': Texans' Romeo Crennel continues to be master of analogy," 4 Nov. 2020 Dear Healthy: This really is not about deodorant, but about a spouse talking to her husband about his body odor. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Wife says COVID means NO contact," 12 Oct. 2020

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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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2 Dec 2020

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“Deodorant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deodorant. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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deodorant

noun
How to pronounce deodorant (audio)

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

deodorant

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

Kids Definition of deodorant

: something used to remove or hide unpleasant odors

deodorant

adjective
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

deodorant

noun

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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