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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deodorant adjective

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Unilever says a refillable container for its Axe and Dove stick deodorants will last eight years. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "The World’s Biggest Brands Want You to Refill Your Orange Juice and Deodorant," 24 Jan. 2019 So cologne was one of those things, deodorant was another, not wearing the same pair of pants every day. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Of Course, Ansel Elgort Smells Ridiculously Good," 25 July 2018 The deodorants were ‘torn out of our hands,’ Daniel Amman, a spokesman for the Wiener Linien public transport company said. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Putin or the Democrats? For some today it's not so easy," 19 July 2018 Another mother said her 10-year-old daughter sprayed the deodorant on her hand for a couple of minutes, The Lancashire Telegraph reported. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Mom claims ‘deodorant challenge’ left her daughter with second-degree burns," 10 May 2018 Could a product that looked like deodorant really help my shaving woes? Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "I Tried David Beckham's House 99 Sharp Cut Shaving Stick on My Legs," 12 Oct. 2018 In 2010, medical journal Pediatrics published a report warning about deodorant spray as a cause of cold burns after two people suffered first-degree burns. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "'Deodorant challenge': Are teens really burning their arms to go viral?," 9 May 2018 While the original perfume spray is still available, there are multiple other ways to wear the scent now, including a deodorant spray, moisturizing body cream, body oil spray, and of course, the cushion compact. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "Chanel Just Packaged Its Chance Eau Tendre Fragrance In Cushion Form," 27 Jan. 2018 Over 80,000 chemicals are registered for use in the U.S., and each year some 2,000 new ones are introduced for use in foods, drugs, household cleaners, lawn-care products, and personal-care items like deodorants and shampoo. Rachael Moeller Gorman, Good Housekeeping, "Is Your Tap Water Safe?," 15 Aug. 2012

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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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deodorant

noun

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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