Antiperspirant



an astringent preparation for reducing perspiration, usually containing aluminum or zirconium and used to prevent body odor and clothing stains.
noun
an astringent substance applied to the skin to reduce or prevent perspiration
adjective
reducing or preventing perspiration
adj.

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

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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