antiperspirant etymology

English word antiperspirant comes from English anti-, English perspirant (Any substance that induces perspiration.)

Detailed word origin of antiperspirant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
anti- English (eng) (immunology) That reacts with immunoglobins found in the specified animal.. Against, hostile to.. Contrasting with the norm.. Counteracting, neutralizing.. Opposite of, reverse.. Physically opposite: applied to mountain ranges.. Related to antiparticles.
perspirant English (eng) Any substance that induces perspiration.
antiperspirant English (eng) (countable, uncountable) A substance used to minimize sweating or perspiration, and usually applied to the underarm area.

Words with the same origin as antiperspirant

Descendants of anti-
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