Definitions for deodorantdiˈoʊ dər ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•o•dor•antdiˈoʊ dər ənt(n.)

  1. an agent for destroying odors.

  2. a substance for inhibiting or masking perspiration or other bodily odors.

  3. (adj.)capable of destroying odors.

Origin of deodorant:

1865–70

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deodorant, deodourant(noun)

    a toiletry applied to the skin in order to mask unpleasant odors

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. deodorant(noun)ˈoʊ dər ənt

    a substance that stops your underarms from smelling

Wiktionary

  1. deodorant(Noun)

    Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.

  2. deodorant(Noun)

    An odor-controlling substance applied to the underarm to counteract odor from perspiration.

  3. deodorant(Adjective)

    acting or including an agent to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor

  4. Origin: From de- + odorans, present participle of odorare, from odor; see odor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deodorant(noun)

    a deodorizer

Freebase

  1. Deodorant

    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 The product was briefly withdrawn from the market in the U.S., but is currently available at U.S. retailers under the brand Ban.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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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

deodorant(noun)

a substance that destroys or conceals unpleasant (body) smells

She perspires a lot; – she should use (a) deodorant.

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