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English definition of “talcum powder”

talcum powder

noun [U]  /ˈtæl·kəm ˌpaʊ·dər/ (also talc,  /tælk/) us  
a powder for the skin that makes it feel smooth or keeps it dry
(Definition of talcum powder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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