powder

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powder is part of the Basic English 850.

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Noun[change]

Singular
powder

Plural
powders

A spice which is a powder
Powder made from talcum, a very soft rock
  1. (uncountable) Powder is the small parts that are made from any dry substance that is pounded, or ground into; dust.
    Flour is a powder.
    When it's very cold, the snow is like powder.
  2. (countable) A powder is an explosive mixture used in blasting.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
powder

Third-person singular
powders

Past tense
powdered

Past participle
powdered

Present participle
powdering

  1. (transitive) If you powder something, you reduce something to small parts.
  2. (transitive) If you powder something, you put powder on it.