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 As the name implies, the heat protectant uses argan and coconut oil to your tresses' advantage; corn silk extract and orchid flower extract are also included, as is castor oil for a strengthening angle. Rachel Nussbaum,, 13 Oct. 2021 Re-create that fresh-out-of-the-salon feeling with this leave-in that works as both a repair treatment and a heat protectant. Erica Metzger, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Sep. 2021 The Caldor Fire was fast approaching from the west, and his crew got to work immediately, driving around the property conducting triage, trimming trees, taping vents, removing deck furniture and spraying buildings with Thermo-Gel protectant. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Sep. 2021 And a poster promoting it as an insect protectant for children is real. Nayeli Lomeli, USA TODAY, 1 July 2021 One Deals Sunday, May 9 Today shop for an IGK heat protectant, Pattern's Leave-In Conditioner, and a Revlon dryer that will give you a super-sleek finish. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 3 May 2021 Kim Kimble Shine Spray Aside from providing high-octane shine, this gem serves as a thermal protectant, making blowouts fast and healthy. Pamela Edwards Chrisitiani, Essence, 5 May 2021 Wax is a protectant, adding an extra layer that blocks UV rays to prevent fading. Anthony Alaniz, Popular Mechanics, 29 Apr. 2021 Make sure to use a heat protectant prior to blowing out and flat ironing your tresses to achieve the award-winning look. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of protectant

1876, in the meaning defined above

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17 Oct 2021

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“Protectant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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