deodorant

noun de·odor·ant \ dē-ˈō-də-rənt \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of deodorant

: a preparation that destroys or masks unpleasant odors

deodorant

adjective

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First Known Use of deodorant

1869


DEODORANT Defined for English Language Learners

deodorant

noun

Definition of deodorant for English Language Learners

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


DEODORANT Defined for Kids

deodorant

noun de·odor·ant \ dē-ˈō-də-rənt \

Definition of deodorant for Students

: something used to remove or hide unpleasant odors

Medical Dictionary

1

deodorant

adjective de·odor·ant \ dē-ˈōd-ə-rənt \

medical Definition of deodorant

: destroying or masking offensive odors

2

deodorant

noun

medical Definition of deodorant

: 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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