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powder

pow·der

powder

 
 
pronunciation:
paU dr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
take a powder
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mass of fine, loose particles derived from a solid material that has been ground, crushed, or the like.
 
definition 2: something that is produced in this form, such as gunpowder or baking powder.
definition 3: very fine, light snow.
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phrase: take a powder
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: powdered, powdering, powders
definition 1: to dust or sprinkle with or as if with powder.
She powdered her face.
similar words:
sprinkle
definition 2: to pulverize or grind into a powder.
similar words:
pulverize
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to apply powder as a cosmetic.
definition 2: to become a powder; be pulverized.
similar words:
pulverize
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derivation: powderer (n.)