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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Treat your glass shower door with a protectant such as EnduroShield Glass Treatment Kit. Elizabeth Berry, Good Housekeeping, 21 Feb. 2023 To make marks, like ink, easier to remove the next time, apply a leather protectant, like GH Seal star Furniture Clinic Leather Protection Cream, to purses, sofas and other finished leather items. Lauren Smith Mcdonough, Good Housekeeping, 25 Jan. 2023 To conserve the shade protect your hair, be sure to consistently use heat protectant and color-protecting shampoo and conditioner, as well as a hydrating hair mask and gloss. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 5 Dec. 2022 This three-piece set comes with a texturizing spray, UV protectant and detangler, and hydrating leave-in conditioner. Tess Garcia, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2022 With a blow dryer, boar bristle brush (or the duo combined), and a few spritzes of a heat protectant, your hair can transform into a bouncier, more volumized, and shinier version of itself. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 1 Sep. 2022 Invest in a heat protectant, a fantastic solution to combat this issue, as well as to seal in moisture, control frizz, fight humidity and help hold the style in place. Katie Berohn, Good Housekeeping, 30 Dec. 2022 Straightener, heat protectant, and hair oil will do the trick. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 23 Sep. 2022 Oatmeal also calms itching while acting as a protectant to ease irritation. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 28 June 2022 See More

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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 24 Mar. 2023.

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