antiperspirant
noun Date: 1943 a preparation used to reduce perspiration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • antiperspirant — ● antiperspirant, antiperspirante adjectif Substance utilisée pour diminuer une transpiration excessive …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • antiperspirant — (adj.) by 1946, from ANTI (Cf. anti ) + PERSPIRE (Cf. perspire) + adjectival suffix ANT (Cf. ant) …   Etymology dictionary

  • antiperspirant — ► NOUN ▪ a substance applied to the skin to prevent or reduce perspiration …   English terms dictionary

  • antiperspirant — [an΄tī pʉr′spə rənt; an΄tēpʉr′spə rənt, an΄tipʉr′spə rənt; ] also [, an΄tīpər′spə rənt, an΄tēpər′spī′rənt, an΄tipər′spī′rənt] n. an astringent substance applied to the skin to reduce perspiration …   English World dictionary

  • antiperspirant — UK [ˌæntɪˈpɜː(r)sp(ə)rənt] / US [ˌæntɪˈpɜrsp(ə)rənt] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms antiperspirant : singular antiperspirant plural antiperspirants a substance that you put on your skin to stop you from sweating …   English dictionary

  • antiperspirant — n. & adj. n. a substance applied to the skin to prevent or reduce perspiration. adj. that acts as an antiperspirant …   Useful english dictionary

  • antiperspirant — /an ti perr speuhr euhnt/, n. an astringent preparation for reducing perspiration, usually containing aluminum or zirconium and used to prevent body odor and clothing stains. [1940 45; ANTI + PERSPIRE + ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • antiperspirant — noun (countable or uncountable) a substance used to minimize sweating or perspiration and the associated odor, usually applied to the underarm area See Also: antitranspirant …   Wiktionary

  • antiperspirant — 1. Having an inhibitory action upon the secretion of sweat. 2. An agent having such an action ( e.g., aluminum chloride). SYN: anhidrotic (2). * * * an·ti·per·spi·rant .ant i pər sp(ə )rənt, .an .tī n …   Medical dictionary

  • antiperspirant — an|ti|per|spi|rant [ ,ænti pɜrsp(ə)rənt ] noun count or uncount a substance that you put on your skin to stop you from SWEATING …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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