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Definitions and Synonyms of talc | Another word for talc | What is talc?

Definition 1: a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for talc in the sense of this definition

(talc is a kind of ...) solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition

(... is a kind of talc ) a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments

(... is a kind of talc ) a soft white compact talc used to mark cloth or to remove grease stains

(... is a kind of talc ) a kind of soft talc; sometimes used as wood filler

(... is made of the substance talc) a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture

Definition 2: apply talcum powder to (one's body) - [verb of body]

(talc is a kind of ...) apply powder to

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

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