What does deodorant mean?

Definitions for deodorantdiˈoʊ dər ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deodorant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deodorant, deodourant(noun)

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


  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


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 The product was briefly withdrawn from the market in the U.S., but is currently available at U.S. retailers under the brand Ban.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

Editors Contribution

  1. deodorant

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deodorant in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deodorant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elizabeth Taylor:

    Success is a great deodorant.

  2. Muhammad Ali:

    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.

  3. Muhammad Ali:

    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.

  4. Kim Thomas:

    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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