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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Deodorant'

Deodorant Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    deodorant n : a toiletry applied to the skin in order to mask unpleasant odors [syn: deodourant]
Deodorant Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Deodorant \De*o"dor*ant\, n. A deodorizer.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Deodorant'

Deodorants are substances applied to the body to affect body odor caused by bacterial growth and the smell associated with bacterial breakdown of perspiration in armpits, feet and other areas of the body. A subgroup of deodorants, antiperspirants, prevent odor as well as reduce sweat by affecting pores, which produce sweat. Antiperspirants are typically applied to the underarms, while deodorants may also be used on feet and other areas in the form of body sprays. Deodorants are classified and regulated as cosmetics by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Deodorants that act as antiperspirants are classified as drugs by the FDA.

The first commercial deodorant, Mum, was introduced and patented in the late nineteenth century by an inventor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, whose name has been lost to history. Stopette was later eclipsed by many other brands as the 1941 patent expired.

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    Our money-saving columnist takes on home-made deodorant, shampoo and toothpaste to see if she can save some cash… Read more on this news related to 'Deodorant'
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    From those annoying white deodorant stains on your little black dress to rust stains in the bathroom, some stains just won't go away — until now. With help from some savvy experts, we put together surprising tips to banish these stains once and for all. Best of all, you probably already have all the ingredients you will need. Read more on this news related to 'Deodorant'
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    A 17-YEAR-OLD Portland youth who lit up a deodorant can like a flame thrower and approached his mother last night has been remanded in custody to appear in court. Read more on this news related to 'Deodorant'

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