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powder

pow·der

powder

 
pronunciation:
paU dr
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.
 
definition 2: something that is produced in the form of very fine grains.
Add a teaspoon of baking powder to the batter.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: powdered, powdering, powders
definition 1: to dust or sprinkle with powder.
She powdered her face.
similar words:
sprinkle
definition 2: to crush or grind into a powder.
We powdered the dog's pill and mixed it in his food.
derivation: powderer (n.)