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pow·der / ˈpoudər/ • n. fine dry particles produced by the grinding, crushing, or disintegration of a solid substance: when the powder is mixed with water, it becomes a creamy white paste cocoa powder | [in sing.] crush the poppy seeds to a powder. ∎  (also face powder) a cosmetic in this form designed to be applied to a person's face with a brush or soft pad. ∎  dated a medicine or drug in this form, usually designed to be dissolved in a liquid. ∎  (also powder snow) light, dry, newly fallen snow: [as adj.] powder skiing. ∎ short for gunpowder (sense 1). • v. [tr.] 1. apply powder to (the face or body): she powdered her face and put on a dab of perfume. ∎  sprinkle or cover (a surface) with powder or a powdery substance: broken glass powdered the floor | fig. high cheekbones powdered with freckles. 2. reduce (a substance) to a powder by drying or crushing it: then the rose petals are dried and powdered | [as adj.] (powdered) powdered milk. PHRASES: keep one's powder dry remain cautious and ready for a possible emergency. take a powder inf. depart quickly, esp. in order to avoid a difficult situation.

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powder, any mass of fine particles or dust prepared by various mechanical means, e.g., grinding of solid substances, or by chemical means, e.g., precipitation from solutions. In a special sense, the word is applied to powdered propellant explosives, e.g., gunpowder, and to powdered substances that produce a bright light when ignited. See explosive.

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powder solid matter in minute particles XIII; gunpowder XIV. — (O)F. poudre, earlier pol(d)re :— L. pulvis, pulver- dust.
So vb. (in earliest use, season, salt) XIII. — (O)F. poudrer, or f. the sb.

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powder (pow-der) n. (in pharmacy) a medicinal preparation consisting of a mixture of two or more drugs in the form of fine particles.

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