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antiperspirant

[an-ti-pur-sper-uh nt]
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noun
  1. an astringent preparation for reducing perspiration, usually containing aluminum or zirconium and used to prevent body odor and clothing stains.
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Origin of antiperspirant

First recorded in 1940–45; anti- + perspire + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for antiperspirant

antiperspirant

noun
  1. an astringent substance applied to the skin to reduce or prevent perspiration
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adjective
  1. reducing or preventing perspiration
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Word Origin and History for antiperspirant

adj.

by 1946, from anti- + perspire + adjectival suffix -ant.

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antiperspirant in Medicine

antiperspirant

(ăn′tē-pûrspər-ənt, ăn′tī-)
n.
  1. An astringent preparation applied to the skin to decrease perspiration.
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