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Definitions of powder:

part of speech: verb

Pulverized product of a substance.

part of speech: verb

1. A dry mass of minute separate particles of any substance. 2. Pulvis, a drug in finely comminuted form. 3. Charta; a single dose of a powdered drug, enclosed in an envelope of folded paper.

Usage examples for powder:

  • But their firing was wild, and it hit none of us; and it stopped as suddenly as it began, for they soon perceived that it was idle waste of powder and ball in shooting into the darkness. "Marjorie", Justin Huntly McCarthy
  • We had not enough powder "Highways and Byways in Surrey", Eric Parker
  • Mrs. Powder would not like that. "Wych Hazel", Susan and Anna Warner

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