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pow·der

 (pou′dər)
n.
1. A substance consisting of ground, pulverized, or otherwise finely dispersed solid particles.
2. Any of various preparations in the form of powder, as certain cosmetics and medicines.
3. A dry explosive mixture, such as gunpowder.
4. Light dry snow.
tr.v. pow·dered, pow·der·ing, pow·ders
1. To turn into or produce as a powder: tea that is powdered.
2. To put powder on: powdered the cake with sugar.
3. To strew or ornament with small objects or flecks: The stars powdered the sky.
Idioms:
keep (one's) powder dry
To be ready for a challenge with little warning.
take a powder
To make a quick departure; run away.

[Middle English poudre, from Old French, from Latin pulvis, pulver-.]

pow′der·er n.

powdered

(ˈpaʊdəd)
adj
in the form of a powdercovered with powder
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.powdered - consisting of fine particles; "powdered cellulose"; "powdery snow"; "pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding"
fine - of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles; "wood with a fine grain"; "fine powdery snow"; "fine rain"; "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave"; "covered with a fine film of dust"

powdered

adjective dried, dehydrated, freeze-dried powdered milk
Translations
مَسْحوق
práškový
knust
porított
duftkenndur, sem er í duftformi

powdered

[ˈpaʊdəd]
A. ADJen polvo
B. CPD powdered milk Nleche f en polvo
powdered sugar N (US) → azúcar m glasé, azúcar m en polvo, azúcar m flor (S. Cone)

powdered

[ˈpaʊdərd] adj [gelatine, egg] → en poudre powdered milkpowdered milk nlait m en poudrepowdered sugar n (US)sucre m glacepowder keg n
(lit)baril m de poudre
(fig)baril m de poudre
to be sitting on a powder keg → être assis sur un baril de poudrepowder puff nhouppette fpowder room n (= toilets) → toilettes fpl pour dames

powdered

adj
(= covered with powder) face, wiggepudert
(= in powder form) coffeelöslich; eggpulverisiert; powdered chalkKreidepulver nt; powdered sugar (US) → Puderzucker m, → Staubzucker m (Aus)

powdered

[ˈpaʊdəd] adj powdered milklatte m in polvere
powdered sugar (Am) → zucchero a velo

powder

(ˈpaudə) noun
1. any substance in the form of fine particles. soap powder; milk-powder.
2. a special kind of substance in this form, used as a cosmetic etc. face-powder; talcum powder.
3. formerly, gunpowder. powder and shot.
verb
to put powder on (one's face or body). She powdered her nose.
ˈpowdered adjective
in the form of fine particles of dust. powdered chocolate.
ˈpowdery adjective
like powder. powdery soil.
powder puff
a piece of very soft material used to apply face-powder etc.
ˈpowder room noun
a women's restroom.

powdered

adj en polvo
References in classic literature ?
I told you they dressed me up, but I didn't tell you that they powdered and squeezed and frizzled, and made me look like a fashion plate.
Here, no doubt, statistics of the former commerce of Salem might be discovered, and memorials of her princely merchants -- old King Derby -- old Billy Gray -- old Simon Forrester -- and many another magnate in his day, whose powdered head, however, was scarcely in the tomb before his mountain pile of wealth began to dwindle.
Now they arrived at the base of a great knob or dome veneered with ice and powdered with snow--the utmost, summit, the last bit of solidity between them and the hollow vault of heaven.
Traversing the long and matted gallery, I descended the slippery steps of oak; then I gained the hall: I halted there a minute; I looked at some pictures on the walls (one, I remember, represented a grim man in a cuirass, and one a lady with powdered hair and a pearl necklace), at a bronze lamp pendent from the ceiling, at a great clock whose case was of oak curiously carved, and ebon black with time and rubbing.
From the Palace of the Tuileries, through Monseigneur and the whole Court, through the Chambers, the Tribunals of Justice, and all society (except the scarecrows), the Fancy Ball descended to the Common Executioner: who, in pursuance of the charm, was required to officiate "frizzled, powdered, in a gold-laced coat, pumps, and white silk stockings.
From head to foot I was powdered almost as white with chalk and dust, as if I had come out of a lime-kiln.
The Hall was a queer place, I thought, with higher pews in it than a church - and with people hanging over the pews looking on - and with mighty Justices (one with a powdered head) leaning back in chairs, with folded arms, or taking snuff, or going to sleep, or writing, or reading the newspapers - and with some shining black portraits on the walls, which my unartistic eye regarded as a composition of hardbake and sticking-plaister.
Trelawney (that, you will remember, was the squire's name) had got up from his seat and was striding about the room, and the doctor, as if to hear the better, had taken off his powdered wig and sat there looking very strange indeed with his own close-cropped black poll.
On a tiny satinwood table stood a statuette by Clodion, and beside it lay a copy of Les Cent Nouvelles, bound for Margaret of Valois by Clovis Eve and powdered with the gilt daisies that Queen had selected for her device.
It was opened by another footman in livery, with a round face, and large eyes like a frog; and both footmen, Alice noticed, had powdered hair that curled all over their heads.
She opened one to let her friend taste the olives and to taste them herself, but great was her surprise when, on pouring some into a dish, she found them all powdered with gold dust.
Those feathers which are so much valued grow under their wings: the shell of their eggs powdered is an excellent remedy for sore eyes.