antiperspirant

[ an-ti-pur-sper-uh nt ]
/ ˌæn tɪˈpɜr spər ənt /

noun

an astringent preparation for reducing perspiration, usually containing aluminum or zirconium and used to prevent body odor and clothing stains.

Origin of antiperspirant

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

antiperspirant

/ (ˌæntɪˈpɜːspərənt) /

noun

an astringent substance applied to the skin to reduce or prevent perspiration

adjective

reducing or preventing perspiration
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Word Origin and History for antiperspirant

antiperspirant


adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for antiperspirant

antiperspirant

[ ăn′tē-pûrspər-ənt, ăn′tī- ]

n.

An astringent preparation applied to the skin to decrease perspiration.
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