[ dee-oh-der-uhnt ]
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  1. an agent for destroying odors.

  2. a substance, often combined with an antiperspirant, for inhibiting or masking perspiration or other bodily odors.

  1. capable of destroying odors: a deodorant cream.

Origin of deodorant

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

Other words from deodorant

  • non·de·o·dor·ant, noun, adjective

Words Nearby deodorant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use deodorant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for deodorant


/ (diːˈəʊdərənt) /

    • a substance applied to the body to suppress or mask the odour of perspiration or other body odours

    • (as modifier): a deodorant spray Compare antiperspirant

  1. any substance for destroying or masking odours, such as liquid sprayed into the air

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