antiperspirant

antiperspirant

[an-ti-pur-sper-uhnt]
noun
an astringent preparation for reducing perspiration, usually containing aluminum or zirconium and used to prevent body odor and clothing stains.

Origin:
1940–45; anti- + perspire + -ant

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antiperspirant (ˌæntɪˈpɜːspərənt)
 
n
1.  an astringent substance applied to the skin to reduce or prevent perspiration
 
adj
2.  reducing or preventing perspiration

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antiperspirant
by 1946, from anti- + perspire + adj. suffix -ant.
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antiperspirant an·ti·per·spi·rant (ān'tē-pûr'spər-ənt, ān'tī-)
n.
An astringent preparation applied to the skin to decrease perspiration.

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