- capable of destroying odors: a deodorant cream.
Origin of deodorant
Related Words for deodorantcleanser, cosmetic, disinfectant, fumigator, antiperspirant, fumigant, deodorizer
Examples from the Web for deodorant
Contemporary Examples of deodorant
Retailers have entered the terminals and the vending machines offer everything from deodorant to iPads.American Apparel Appoints First Female Board Member; Britney Spears Is Designing Lingerie
The Fashion Beast Team
July 24, 2014
This would make sense, if there was a cut-off somewhere along the vast “deodorant using—crop dusting” continuum.Medicine Bedevils Pregnant Women With Too Many Warnings About Risk
October 26, 2013
Just try sticking a Doors song on an ad for a Buick or deodorant.The Doors Never Sold Out to Crass Commercialism
September 27, 2013
Watch his foray into the land of the Internet in this deodorant shtick that has gone viral.The Week in Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
July 22, 2011
As I was heading into the lab, a FedEx deliveryman passed me by wearing cologne or deodorant—and the scent just knocked me over.Confessions of a Shrimp Sniffer
July 11, 2010
Historical Examples of deodorant
A deodorant is not necessarily a disinfectant, nor is every disinfectant a deodorant.
The Rev. Mr Moule was the first to direct attention to the value of dried earth as a deodorant of excreta.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Directions for disinfecting the pan will be given later, but remember that a properly kept pan needs no deodorant solution.
Chloride of lime, or bleaching powder as it is often called, is a good disinfectant, as well as a deodorant.Outlines of dairy bacteriology
H. L. Russell
They tried frantically to remedy the situation by the use of this toothpaste and that, and this deodorant and the other.Operation: Outer Space
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
- 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
- any substance for destroying or masking odours, such as liquid sprayed into the air
Word Origin and History for deodorant
1848, originally of substances to quell the odor of manure, formed in English as if from de- + Latin odorem "smell" (see odor (n.)). In reference to a substance to be used on the human body, from 1860. An earlier version, a perfumed powder, was called empasm (1650s), from Greek *empasma "to sprinkle on."
- An agent that masks, suppresses, or neutralizes odors, especially a cosmetic applied to the skin to mask body odors.
- Capable of masking, suppressing, or neutralizing odors.