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 The product was briefly withdrawn from the market in the U.S., but is currently available at U.S. retailers under the brand Ban.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.
A type of toiletry and product created and formulated in various colors, chemical, formula, liquid, scent and substances and used on various parts of the body according to the product manufacturer guidelines for use.
Deodorant comes in many forms and scent whether you are female or male.
The numerical value of deodorant in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of deodorant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Success is a great deodorant.
I have brought Rexona (deodorant) because, according to my wife, I have smelly body odor, but I am really optimistic I can pass all the tests today.
I have brought Rexona (deodorant) because, according to my wife, I have smelly body odour, but I am really optimistic I can pass all the tests today.
We don't have enough money at the end of the month to buy essential things, like deodorant, we go to the food bank four times a month. Without Medicaid, it would be really hard on [our family], trying to come up with the money to go the doctor.
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Translations for deodorant
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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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