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noun (n)

  • a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized (noun.substance)
    source: wordnet30
  • a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks (noun.substance)
    Synonym: gunpowder
    source: wordnet30
  • any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it falls by decay; dust. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • apply powder to (verb.body)
    She powdered her nose.
    The King wears a powdered wig.
    source: wordnet30
  • To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder; to comminute; to pulverize; to triturate. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be reduced to powder; to become like powder; as, some salts powder easily. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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