pro·​tec·​tant prə-ˈtek-tənt How to pronounce protectant (audio)
: a protecting agent

Examples of protectant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, colloidal oatmeal is so effective that the FDA officially recognizes it as a skin protectant. Laura Lu, Ms, Parents, 4 June 2024 This Alterna hairspray, which doubles as a heat protectant, proved to be a versatile pick. Genevieve Cepeda, Peoplemag, 21 May 2024 Don’t forget to use a heat protectant when locking in any style. Celeste Polanco, Essence, 20 May 2024 This product also doubles as a heat protectant—up to 450 degrees. Kayla Greaves, Vogue, 3 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for protectant 

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of protectant was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Protectant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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