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powder

noun uk   /ˈpaʊ.dər/ us    /-dɚ/
B1 [C or U] a solid substance that consists of extremely small pieces, is soft and easy to divide, and often has the same shape as the container that it is in: curry/chilli powder talcum powder A packet of white powder was found and police scientists are analysing it. You'll get more flavour from the spices if you grind them into a powder. UK Why are there so many adverts for washing powders on TV? You can buy milk in powder form.
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[U] a soft, dry substance that is spread over the skin of the face, in order to stop the skin from looking shiny: face powder Dust the face lightly with powder. [U] fallen snow that is loose and dry and has not begun to melt: I love skiing in deep powder.
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powdery
adjective uk   /-i/ us  
The snow was fresh and powdery.

powder

verb [T] uk   /ˈpaʊ.dər/ us    /-dɚ/
to put powder on someone's skin: Powder the baby's bottom to stop it chafing.
Translations of “powder”
in Korean 가루, 분말…
in Arabic مَسْحوق…
in French poudre…
in Turkish pudra, un…
in Italian polvere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 粉,粉末, 化妝用粉,撲麵粉, 粉狀雪,乾細雪…
in Russian порошок, пудра…
in Polish proszek, puder…
in Spanish polvo, polvos, pólvora…
in Portuguese pó…
in German das Pulver, der Puder…
in Catalan pols…
in Japanese 粉, 粉末…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粉,粉末, 化妆用粉,扑面粉, 粉状雪,干细雪…
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