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Definition of "powder" []

  • A substance consisting of ground, pulverized, or otherwise finely dispersed solid particles. (noun)
  • Any of various preparations in the form of powder, as certain cosmetics and medicines. (noun)
  • An explosive mixture, such as gunpowder. (noun)
  • Light dry snow. (noun)
  • To reduce to powder; pulverize. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "powder" in a sentence
  • "Chlorinated lime powder, bleaching powder+/- 25% active chlorine"
  • "Just the other day my parents were researching tools and came on the term powder-actuated, and I was transported back to that hardware store."
  • ""And soon," said Abby Foxwell, "for I don't know what we'll do a whole day without water, and our powder is about gone.""