having the power of preventing, destroying, or masking undesired odors
Origin of deodorantfrom de- + Classical Latin odorans, present participle of odorare, to smell from odor, odor
any deodorant preparation; esp., a liquid or semisolid substance used on the body
- A substance applied to the skin to mask or suppress body odors.
- A substance released into the air to counteract unwanted odors.
Capable of masking or neutralizing odors.
(comparative more deodorant, superlative most deodorant)
- acting or including an agent to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor