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English noun: powder

1. powder (substance) a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized


Synonymspulverisation, pulverization


Broader (hypernym)solid

2. powder (substance) a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks


Synonymsgunpowder


Broader (hypernym)explosive

3. powder (artifact) any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder


Broader (hypernym)medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, toilet articles, toiletry


Narrower (hyponym)araroba, aspirin powder, baby powder, bath powder, chrysarobin, Dover's powder, dusting powder, face powder, Goa powder, headache powder, toilet powder


English verb: powder

1. powder (change) make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust


SamplesPulverize the grains.


Synonymspowderise, powderize, pulverise, pulverize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disintegrate


Verb grouppowderise, powderize, pulverise, pulverize

2. powder (body) apply powder to


SamplesShe powdered her nose.
The King wears a powdered wig.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)make up


Narrower (hyponym)talc









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