Definition of mosquito repellent in US English:

mosquito repellent


  • A substance that deters mosquitoes from approaching or settling.

    ‘the oil from cedar wood acts as an excellent mosquito repellent’
    ‘make sure your kids apply mosquito repellent before they step out of the house’
    • ‘I read the article about using catnip as a mosquito repellent.’
    • ‘Her nonprofit group sells subsidized mosquito nets and distributes mosquito repellent to villagers.’
    • ‘When they embark on a canoe trip, they wear mosquito repellent like a protective shield.’
    • ‘Rosemary: this wonderful herb we use for seasoning is also a great, natural mosquito repellant.’
    • ‘Housewives shared home recipes for mosquito repellents to smear on faces and hands.’
    • ‘The best way to avoid bites is to wear mosquito repellent.’
    • ‘The report recommends using natural alternatives, such as disrupting mosquito-breeding cycles by removing stagnant water, and using natural mosquito repellant made of herbal extracts and oils.’
    • ‘I am ordinarily not a big fan of lemongrass, as it reminds me of mosquito repellent lotion, but I enjoyed it there.’
    • ‘Over the summer, before I went outdoors, I put on ten times more mosquito repellant than years before!’
    • ‘Always apply mosquito repellant before spending time in outdoor areas where mosquitoes are plentiful.’