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deodorant

Pronunciation: de-o'der-ant

Definition:

  1. Eliminating or masking a smell, especially an unpleasant one.
  2. An agent having such an action; especially a cosmetic combined with an antiperspirant.

Synonym(s): deodorizer

[L. de- priv. + odoro, pp. -atus, to give an odor to, fr. odor, a smell]

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