antiperspirant


noun

  1. an astringent preparation for reducing perspiration, usually containing aluminum or zirconium and used to prevent body odor and clothing stains.

noun

  1. an astringent substance applied to the skin to reduce or prevent perspiration

adjective

  1. reducing or preventing perspiration
adj.

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

n.

  1. An astringent preparation applied to the skin to decrease perspiration.

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