In which century was the word
deodorant coined: the 15th or the 19th?
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The first Oxford English
Dictionary citation for the word deodorant is from 1869; it derives from the Latin
odorem, smell. Before that, people used a
scented powder called empasm. That word derives from a Greek
word meaning "to sprinkle on."
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