Definitions for deodorantdiˈoʊ dər ənt
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a toiletry applied to the skin in order to mask unpleasant odors
Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.
An odor-controlling substance applied to the underarm to counteract odor from perspiration.
acting or including an agent to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor
Origin: From de- + odorans, present participle of odorare, from odor; see odor.
Deodorants are substances applied to the body to affect body odor caused by bacterial growth and the smell associated with bacterial breakdown of perspiration in armpits, feet and other areas of the body. A subgroup of deodorants, antiperspirants, affect odor as well as prevent sweating by affecting sweat glands. Antiperspirants are typically applied to the underarms, while deodorants may also be used on feet and other areas in the form of body sprays. In the United States, deodorants are classified and regulated as cosmetics by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Antiperspirants are classified as drugs by the FDA. The first commercial deodorant, Mum, was introduced and patented in the late nineteenth century by an inventor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, whose name has been lost to history. The product was briefly withdrawn from the market in the U.S., but is currently available at U.S. retailers under the brand Ban. The modern formulation of the antiperspirant was patented by Jules Montenier on January 28, 1941. This formulation was first found in "Stopette" deodorant spray, which Time Magazine called "the best-selling deodorant of the early 1950s". Stopette was later eclipsed by many other brands as the 1941 patent expired.
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- مزيل الرائحة, مزيل العرقArabic
- desodorantCatalan, Valencian
- αποσμητικός, αποσμητικόGreek
- hajunpoistoaine, deodorantti, hajunpoistajaFinnish
- דאודורנט, אל-ריחHebrew
- deo, deodorantDutch
- kuondoa harufuSwahili
- bay mùiVietnamese
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