Antiperspirant (noun)

A cosmetic preparation applied to the skin to reduce sweating, especially in the armpits.


Early 20th century: from anti- + perspirant (from perspire 'to sweat').


  1. Antiperspirants contain ingredients that help to reduce sweat and prevent odor.
  2. Most antiperspirants are applied to the skin as a gel, cream, or spray.
  3. Antiperspirants are an essential part of many people's daily grooming routines.
  4. Some antiperspirants contain additional fragrances or deodorants to enhance their odor-fighting capabilities.
  5. There is a growing concern about the safety of certain antiperspirants and their possible link to various health issues.
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