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powder

noun [C/U]  /ˈpɑʊ·dər/ us  
a loose, dry substance of extremely small pieces, usually made by breaking up something into smaller parts and crushing them Powder is also any of various loose, dry, usually pleasant-smelling substances that people put on their skin as a help in healing or as makeup: [U] talcum powder Powder is also gunpowder.
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