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English definition of “talcum powder”

talcum powder

noun [U]     /ˈtæl.kəmˌpaʊ.dər/ US  /-dɚ/ (also talc)
a powder , usually having a pleasant smell , put on the skin to make it feel smooth or to help it stay dry Toiletry and perfumes
(Definition of talcum powder noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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