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antiperspirant

[an-ti-pur-sper-uh nt] /ˌæn tɪˈpɜr spər ənt/
noun
1.
an astringent preparation for reducing perspiration, usually containing aluminum or zirconium and used to prevent body odor and clothing stains.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; anti- + perspire + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for antiperspirant

antiperspirant

/ˌæntɪˈpɜːspərənt/
noun
1.
an astringent substance applied to the skin to reduce or prevent perspiration
adjective
2.
reducing or preventing perspiration
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Word Origin and History for antiperspirant
adj.

by 1946, from anti- + perspire + adjectival suffix -ant.

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antiperspirant in Medicine

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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