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Noun: powder  paw-du(r)
  1. A solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
    - pulverization, pulverisation [Brit]
     
  2. A mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulphur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
    - gunpowder
     
  3. Any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder
Verb: powder  paw-du(r)
  1. Make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    - powderize, powderise [Brit], pulverize, pulverise [Brit]
     
  2. Apply powder to
    "She powdered her nose"; "The King wears a powdered wig"

Derived forms: powdering, powdered, powders

Type of: disintegrate, explosive, make up, medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, solid, toilet articles, toiletry

Encyclopedia: Powder, Copper and Coal