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parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mass of fine, loose grains that are made when a solid material has been ground or crushed.
This foot powder is made of crushed talc. Talc is a kind of mineral.
definition 2: a manufactured substance that looks and feels like a ground or crushed powder but does not start out as a solid material.
Add a teaspoon of baking powder to the batter.Gun powder was invented in China.
definition 3: a cosmetic made of pressed powder that is used on the face.
part of speech: verb
inflections: powders, powdering, powdered
definition 1: to dust or sprinkle with powder.
She powdered her face.
similar words:
definition 2: to crush or grind into a powder.
We powdered the dog's pill and mixed it in his food.
derivation: powderer (n.)