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POW abbreviation of "prisoner of war," a member of the armed forces who is taken captive by an enemy during wartime.
pow used to suggest the sound of a shot, blow, explosion, or the like. [2 definitions]
powder a mass of fine, loose particles derived from a solid material that has been ground, crushed, or the like. [7 definitions]
powder blue a pale blue color, sometimes having a slight gray or purple cast.
powder burn a skin burn caused by an explosion of gunpowder at close range.
powdered sugar a very fine sugar produced by grinding granulated sugar.
powder horn a container made from a cow's or an ox's horn, used to carry gunpowder.
powderless combined form of powder.
powder puff a soft ball or pad of cotton or the like, used for applying powder to the skin.
powder room a lavatory for the use of female guests, as at a restaurant.
powdery made of or resembling powder. [3 definitions]
power the capability to act or function effectively. [9 definitions]
powerboat a boat equipped with a usu. inboard motor for propulsion; motorboat.
power dive a steep downward plunge of an aircraft such as a fighter plane that is accelerated by engine power as well as gravity.
power failure a loss of electric power.
powerful possessing or capable of exerting power or force. [4 definitions]
powerhouse a station or plant that generates electricity. [2 definitions]
powerless lacking strength, power, or vitality; ineffectual. [2 definitions]
power of attorney a formal, legally valid document that authorizes one person or party to act on behalf of another.
power pack a portable device that converts the incoming power-line or battery-generated voltage to the voltages required by the various components of an electronic system, such as a radio or television amplifier.
power plant a complex of buildings, machinery, and equipment where electrical power is generated from another energy source, such as moving water, burning coal, or nuclear reactions.