Definition of antiperspirant in English:

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Pronunciation: /antɪˈpəːspɪrənt/


[mass noun]
A substance that is applied to the skin, especially under the arms, to prevent or reduce perspiration.
Example sentences
  • What is the best deodorant / antiperspirant for sensitive skin?
  • An antiperspirant doesn't actually prevent odor; instead it blocks your sweat ducts with aluminum salts, thus reducing the amount of perspiration that is able to reach your skin.
  • When you use antiperspirant to prevent sweating, you deprive these organisms of the moisture they love.

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