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deodorant

[ dee-oh-der-uhnt ]
/ diˈoʊ dər ənt /
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noun
an agent for destroying odors.
a substance, often combined with an antiperspirant, for inhibiting or masking perspiration or other bodily odors.
adjective
capable of destroying odors: a deodorant cream.
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Origin of deodorant

First recorded in 1865–70; de- + odor + -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM deodorant

non·de·o·dor·ant, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for deodorant

deodorant
/ (diːˈəʊdərənt) /

noun
  1. a substance applied to the body to suppress or mask the odour of perspiration or other body odours
  2. (as modifier)a deodorant spray Compare antiperspirant
any substance for destroying or masking odours, such as liquid sprayed into the air
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Medical definitions for deodorant

deodorant
[ dē-ōdər-ənt ]

n.
An agent that masks, suppresses, or neutralizes odors, especially a cosmetic applied to the skin to mask body odors.
adj.
Capable of masking, suppressing, or neutralizing odors.
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