Definition of deodorant in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˈōdərənt/


A substance that removes or conceals unpleasant smells, especially bodily odors.
Example sentences
  • In most countries advertising is concentrated on a relatively small group of consumer goods, soaps detergents, tobacco, drugs, perfumes, deodorants, toothpaste, processed foods, alcohol, soft drinks, and cars.
  • Paraben is known to play a role in the development of breast cancer, and is found in cosmetics like deodorants, body sprays and shampoos.
  • Personal care products such as shampoos, deodorants, dental floss and mouthwash are multi billion dollar industries.
antiperspirant, body spray, perfume, scent
informal roll-on


Mid 19th century: from de- (expressing removal) + Latin odor 'smell' + -ant.

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Syllabification: de·o·dor·ant

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