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

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

antiperspirant an·ti·per·spi·rant (ān’tē-pûr’spər-ənt, ān’tī-)
An astringent preparation applied to the skin to decrease perspiration.


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