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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The company has just tapped Justin Bieber to sell its deodorant. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "You’ll be surprised by how many Millennials, Gen-Zers ditch deodorant," 19 June 2019 The prices on individual products may not seem that different — say, $3.79 vs $3.99 for deodorant — but over time, these little increases can add up. Beth Dreher, Good Housekeeping, "What Is the Pink Tax? If You're a Woman, It's Costing You Lots of Money Every Year," 23 May 2019 The deodorant will be called Here+Now, reports People — a nod to Bieber's openness on mental health and a reminder to be mindful of the current moment — the Biebs worked on the package’s design and scent. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "Justin Bieber Is Making His Own Deodorant With Schmidt’s Naturals," 21 May 2019 The deodorant comes in three scents: Chilled and Breezy, Cool and Zesty, and Fresh and Floral, $8 (roll-on refill $3) available at Cheryl Kramer Kaye, Redbook, "The Secret to Staying Dry in Brutal Summer Heat," 22 July 2010 These include hair relaxers, nail polish, moisturizers, skin oils, deodorants and make-up. Minali Nigam, CNN, "Injuries from cosmetics send 4,300 children to ERs every year," 17 June 2019 The hemp extract is finding its way into everything from food to deodorant and pet treats. Riley Murdock, azcentral, "As CBD shops explode in popularity, Arizona begins growing its own hemp crops," 13 June 2019 Volpe-Sillars said some of the greatest needs still unmet are for school supplies, home goods and hygiene products like toothbrushes, deodorant and kitchen sponges. Libby Solomon,, "Dumbarton Middle School to join Student Support Network in September," 12 June 2019 The project was part of a Portland history class that packed boxes with socks, toothbrushes, deodorant and other supplies., "Graduations galore, a shift in Oregon’s sex ed curriculum and Portland breaks ground on a middle school: The week in education," 8 June 2019

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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 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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