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Definition 1: any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder - [noun denoting artifact]

(powder is a kind of ...) (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

(powder is a kind of ...) artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)

(... is a kind of powder ) a bitter yellow powder used to treat skin diseases

(... is a kind of powder ) a powdered form of aspirin

(... is a kind of powder ) powder used to prevent a baby's diaper from chafing

(... is a kind of powder ) a medicinal powder made essentially of ipecac and opium; formerly used to relieve pain and induce perspiration

(... is a kind of powder ) cosmetic powder for the face

(... is a kind of powder ) a fine powder for spreading on the body (as after bathing)

Definition 2: a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for powder in the sense of this definition

(powder is a kind of ...) matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure

Definition 3: a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for powder in the sense of this definition

(powder is a kind of ...) a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck

Definition 4: apply powder to - [verb of body]

Samples where powder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She powdered her nose
  • The King wears a powdered wig

(powder is a kind of ...) apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier

"She makes herself up every morning"

(... is a kind of powder ) apply talcum powder to (one's body)

Definition 5: make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust - [verb of change]

Samples where powder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pulverize the grains

Synonyms for powder in the sense of this definition

(powder is a kind of ...) break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity

"The material disintegrated" "the group disintegrated after the leader died"

(powder has a similar meaning as ...) become powder or dust

"When it was blown up, the building powderized"

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