cosmetic powder

cosmetic powder

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  • powder — [pou′dər] n. [ME poudre < OFr < L pulvis (gen. pulveris), dust: see POLLEN] 1. any dry substance in the form of very fine, dustlike particles, produced by crushing, grinding, etc. 2. a specific kind of powder [bath powder, face powder] 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • powder puff — n. a soft pad for applying cosmetic powder …   English World dictionary

  • powder — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. particles, film, pulverulence, powderiness, explosive powder, medicinal powder, cosmetic powder; see also cosmetic , explosive , medicine 2 . • keep one s powder dry*, Syn. be ready, be prepared, alert oneself; see prepare… …   English dictionary for students

  • powder — I. verb (powdered; powdering) Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to sprinkle or cover with or as if with powder 2. to reduce or convert to powder 3. to hit very hard intransitive verb 1. to become powder 2. to apply cosme …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • powder puff — noun 1. : a small fluffy pad or other device for applying cosmetic powder 2. or powder puff cactus : a globose cactus (Mammillaria bocasana) with yellowish white flowers and radial spines represented by long white silky hairs * * * noun, pl ⋯… …   Useful english dictionary

  • powder puff — noun Date: circa 1704 a small fluffy device (as a pad) for applying cosmetic powder …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Powder — may refer to a number of topics, including: *Powder (substance) material composed of very fine particles that are not cemented together * Powder (film), a 1995 film * Powder (band), a mid 1990s Britpop band. * Powder blue, a color * Powder… …   Wikipedia

  • powder — ► NOUN 1) fine dry particles produced by the grinding, crushing, or disintegration of a solid substance. 2) a cosmetic in this form applied to a person s face. 3) dated a medicine in this form. 4) loose, dry, newly fallen snow. 5) gunpowder. ►… …   English terms dictionary

  • cosmetic — [käz met′ik] adj. [Gr kosmētikos, skilled in arranging < kosmein, to arrange, adorn < kosmos, order] 1. beautifying or designed to beautify the complexion, hair, etc. 2. for improving the appearance by the removal or correction of blemishes …   English World dictionary

  • powder — /ˈpaʊdə / (say powduh) noun 1. any solid substance in the state of fine, loose particles, as produced by crushing, grinding, or disintegration; dust. 2. a preparation in this form for some special purpose, as gunpowder, a medicinal powder, a… …  

  • cosmetic — cosmetically, adv. /koz met ik/, n. 1. a powder, lotion, lipstick, rouge, or other preparation for beautifying the face, skin, hair, nails, etc. 2. cosmetics, superficial measures to make something appear better, more attractive, or more… …   Universalium

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