HyperDic: powder

English > 5 senses of the word powder:
NOUNsubstancepowder, pulverization, pulverisationa solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles
substancepowder, gunpowdera mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75
artifactpowderany of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed / dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder
VERBchangepowder, powderize, powderise, pulverize, pulverisemake into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
bodypowderapply powder to
powder > pronunciation
Soundspaw'der
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English > powder: 5 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized.
Synonymspulverization, pulverisation
BroadersolidMatter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
Spanishpolvo
Catalanpols
Adjectivespowderyconsisting of fine particles
Verbspowderize, powdermake into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
English > powder: 5 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks.
Synonymgunpowder
BroaderexplosiveA chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
Spanishpólvora
Catalanpólvora
English > powder: 5 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAny of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed / dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder.
NarrowerDover's powderA medicinal powder made essentially of ipecac and opium
araroba, Goa powder, chrysarobinA bitter yellow powder used to treat skin diseases
aspirin powder, headache powderA powdered form of aspirin
baby powderpowder used to prevent a baby's diaper from chafing
face powdercosmetic powder for the face
toilet powder, bath powder, dusting powderA fine powder for spreading on the body (as after bathing)
Broadermedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
toiletry, toilet articlesartifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)
Spanishpolvos
Catalanpólvores
Verbspowderapply powder to
English > powder: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymspowderize, powderise, pulverize, pulverise
Broaderdisintegratebreak / break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
Similar topowderize, pulverize, pulverise, powderiseBecome powder or dust
Spanishpolvorizarse, pulverizar
Catalanpolvoritzar-se
Nounspowdera solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles
English > powder: 5 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningapply powder to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "She powdered her nose"
  • "The King wears a powdered wig"
Narrowertalcapply talcum powder to (one's body)
Broadermake upapply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier
Spanishempolvarse, empolvar
Catalanempolvorar-se, empolvorar
Nounspowderany of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed / dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder
powderersomeone who applies or scatters powder

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