Meaning of “deodorant” in the English Dictionary


"deodorant" in English

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deodorantnoun [ C or U ]

uk /diˈəʊ.dər.ənt/ us /diˈoʊ.dɚ.ənt/

Examples from literature

  • A deodorant is not necessarily a disinfectant, or even an antiseptic, but refers to a substance that destroys or masks offensive odors. 
  • They tried frantically to remedy the situation by the use of this toothpaste and that, and this deodorant and the other. 

(Definition of “deodorant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deodorant" in American English

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deodorantnoun [ C/U ]

us /diˈoʊ·də·rənt/

a substance that is used to prevent or hide unpleasant smells, esp. those of the body:

[ C/U ] Someone should tell him to use (a) deodorant.

(Definition of “deodorant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)