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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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  • Deodorant made in New Brunswick kitchen gets worldwide sales
    Margaux Traboulsee never intended for her homemade deodorant to become a full-blown business. Traboulsee and her husband Josh were simply trying to find a chemical-free deodorant. When they couldn't find an effective product, they made one themselves. Read more on this news related to 'Deodorant'
  • Crystal® to debut Body Deodorant Towelettes on QVC
    BURLINGAME, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal® Body Deodorant Towelettes, designed for the on-the-go lifestyle, are scheduled to debut on QVC® Wednesday, April 2 at 12 PM (ET). The individually ... Read more on this news related to 'Deodorant'
  • Dove, a Personal Care Brand, Teams Up With Well-Known Dermatologist to Provide Trends for a Naturally Glowing Look
    In celebration of Dove's newest anti-perspirant, Dove Advance Care Deodorant, product spokesperson and author of Simple Skin Beauty, Dr. Ellen Marmur, is helping consumers cut through the clutter of the ... Read more on this news related to 'Deodorant'

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