pro·​tec·​tant | \ prə-ˈtek-tənt How to pronounce protectant (audio) \

Definition of protectant

: a protecting agent

Examples of protectant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fortunately, using a heat protectant can provide a safeguard for hair by acting as a barrier between intense heat and fragile strands, and shielding hair from temperatures up to 450 degrees. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "The 13 Best Heat Protectants for Hair, According to Professionals," 2 Sep. 2020 Don't forget to add some spray heat protectant for additional safety. Tatjana Freund, Marie Claire, "Exactly How to Give Yourself a Professional Blowout, by a Celeb Stylist," 17 Apr. 2020 Tool kit: One-half-inch flat iron and heat protectant spray. Crystal Martin, New York Times, "How to Care for Your Relaxed Hair at Home," 11 Apr. 2020 Spray a heat protectant spray, like Chi 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray, $8. Crystal Martin, New York Times, "How to Care for Your Relaxed Hair at Home," 11 Apr. 2020 The multipurpose skin protectant has been around since 1930 and has gained a cult-following among makeup artists, celebrities, and beauty lovers alike. Christina Butan,, "Reese Witherspoon Is Gifting This $22 Moisturizer to All Her Friends This Year," 19 Dec. 2019 The versatile ingredient also acts as a skin protectant much like petroleum jelly, Perry Romanowski adds. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Why K-Beauty Ingredient Allantoin Deserves a Place in Your Sensitive Skin-Care Routine," 20 Jan. 2020 On top of that, look for a cleaner with a protectant to repel soil and fingerprints like Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaning Wipes. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances and Sinks," 21 Jan. 2020 Horizon told NBC News that these drugs, which provide pain relief and a stomach protectant in a single pill, provide better protection for patients at risk of GI complications than taking the components separately. NBC News, "'Are you kidding me?': Check out the price tags on 'combination drugs'," 29 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of protectant

1876, in the meaning defined above

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10 Sep 2020

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“Protectant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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