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calcium fluoride a white powder used in cements and other industrial products and as a tooth decay preventive.
calcium hydroxide a soft white crystalline compound made by the action of water on calcium oxide and used in the manufacture of cement, plaster, hard rubber products, and bleaching powder; slaked lime.
calcium oxide a soft white caustic powder used in the treatment of waste, as an industrial alkali, and in the manufacture of steel, glass, plaster, and insecticides; lime; quicklime.
calcium phosphate any of a number of phosphates of calcium found in some rocks and in animal bones, used in baking powder and plant food, and in the manufacture of enamels, plastics, and cleaning agents.
calomel a white tasteless powder containing mercury, used as a laxative, fungicide, or purgative; mercurous chloride.
chalk of paint, to become so weathered that a powder is formed. [1/6 definitions]
chili con carne a spicy Mexican dish of beef and chilies or chili powder, often with beans and onions.
chloride of lime a white powder made from chlorine and slaked lime and used as a bleaching or disinfecting agent; chlorinated lime.
chlortetracycline a yellow antibiotic powder, obtained from a soil bacterium and used to treat certain infections.
chocolate a powder or solid made from ground and roasted cacao seeds. [1/7 definitions]
chocolate milk cow's milk with sweet, chocolate-flavored syrup or chocolate powder added.
cocoa a powder made by roasting and grinding the seeds of the cacao tree and removing most of their fatty oil. [2/3 definitions]
comminute to make into a powder; pulverize. [1/3 definitions]
compact1 a small hinged case for cosmetics, usu. containing face powder, an applicator, and a mirror. [1/9 definitions]
cream of tartar a white powdery substance used in baking powder and food preparations, and in tinning metal; potassium bitartrate.
curry1 a commercial mixture of spices similar to those used in a curry; curry powder. [1/3 definitions]
Dicumarol a white crystalline powder, produced synthetically or from sweet clover, used in medicine to prevent blood from clotting; dicoumarin.
dry rot a fungus decay of seasoned timber that causes it to become brittle and crumble into a dry powder, or the fungus causing this decay. [1/3 definitions]
dust to put powder or dust on oneself or on an object. [1/11 definitions]
dusting powder any fine light powder that prevents sticking or, when containing dried chemicals or scents, is used as an insecticide, medicine, or toiletry.
dye a liquid used to impart color, as to fabrics, or the substance, usu. a powder, from which the liquid is made. [1/5 definitions]