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talcum powder

noun [U] uk   /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
Translations of “talcum powder”
in Korean 땀띠분…
in Arabic بودرة تَلك…
in Portuguese talco…
in Catalan pólvores de talc…
in Japanese ベビーパウダー, タルカムパウダー…
in Italian talco, borotalco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滑石粉,爽身粉…
in Russian тальк…
in Turkish talk pudrası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 滑石粉,爽身粉…
in Polish talk…
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