n. an unpleasant smell given off by the body as a result of the secretion of sweat and the action of bacteria. Bacteria acts on skin secretions and breaks down substances into acid form. This acidity combines with urea, dirt, and water from sweat, thus, contributing to the problem.

BODY ODOR: "Body odor is a sensitive issue that can be prevented and treated at will, although it may sometimes be more of a cultural predisposition and not a hygienic one."
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