meaning of powder

1. To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder; to comminute; to pulverize; to triturate.
To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder; to be sprinkle; as, to powder the hair.
To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat.
To be reduced to powder; to become like powder; as, some salts powder easily.
To use powder on the hair or skin; as, she paints and powders.
The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it falls by decay; dust.
An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc. ; gunpowder. See Gunpowder.
any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a powder

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