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deodorant

 [de-o´dor-ant]
1. destroying or masking offensive odors.
2. an agent that so acts.

de·o·dor·ant

(dē-ō'dĕr-ant),
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]

de·o·dor·ant

(dē-ō'dŏr-ănt)
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]

Patient discussion about deodorant

Q. Does a women wear men's deodorant can get breast cancer? I love partying. I used to go out with my boyfriend on Saturdays to dance clubs. I am crazy about the fragrance of my boyfriend’s deodorant. One day I asked him to lend his deo to me for just one party. He said that men’s deo can cause breast cancer in ladies. I am afraid of using it. But I could not overcome my feelings. I like to try it out once, only once. Is it true that women that wear men's deodorant can get breast cancer? (I love the fragrance of Old spice!)

A. naaaa! that's just an urban myth. there isn't any difference between women's or men's deodorant. neither of them should cause breast cancer... but they both contain aluminum which is generally not good for you.

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