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tal·cum

 (tăl′kəm)
n.
1. Talc.
2. Talcum powder.

[Medieval Latin; see talc.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.talcum - a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicatetalcum - a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
talcum powder, talcum - a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
soaprock, soap-rock, soapstone, steatite - a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments
French chalk - a soft white compact talc used to mark cloth or to remove grease stains
rensselaerite - a kind of soft talc; sometimes used as wood filler
2.talcum - a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scentedtalcum - a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture
bath powder, dusting powder, toilet powder - a fine powder for spreading on the body (as after bathing)
talc, talcum - a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
Translations
مَسْحوق الطَّلْق
zásyp
talkum
talkpúîur

talc

(tӕlk) noun
1. a kind of soft mineral that feels like soap.
2. talcum.
talcum (ˈtӕlkəm) noun
(also talcum powder. often abbreviated to talc) a kind of fine, usually perfumed, powder made from talc, used on the body.

tal·cum

n. polvo.
References in classic literature ?
What bothered him in his smelling was his ignorance of talcum powder.
Of his own initiative, he approached the lady god again, attracted by the talcum powder and other minor fragrances he had already identified as the strange scents encountered on the beach.
She rinsed and dried the back of his neck and dusted it with talcum powder.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) disseminated an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) advisory on the use of talcum powders in children, reiterating "that it must be labeled with a warning that states "keep powder away from children's nose and mouth.
Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil issued a decision to keep current export duties unchanged for a number of mining materials, including talcum powder, quartz and feldspar, blocks of marble, granite, and sand for a year, starting 10 February.
Tenders are invited for Supply of talcum powder,micronized, bio-fertilizer grade having magnesium and silica at icar nrc on litchi muzaffarpur
And it emerged certain talcum powders and face paints were contaminated and heavy metals were found in kids' products.
ONE of the country's leading industrial disease experts has warned of a "ticking timebomb" among Welsh middle-aged women due to their use of talcum powder.
Echeverria's lawyers argued that Johnson & Johnson deliberately refrained from putting up a warning label on their products regarding the harmful effects of its talcum powder on ovaries, and instead continued to encourage women to use it for their personal hygiene.
Therefore, pay special attention to your feet while bathing, after washing them well, dry them thoroughly and apply talcum powder.
Avoid socks and wear open shoes, use talcum powder and keep the feet as dry as possible.
According to the report, the jury voted 11-1 to deny damages to Nora Daniels, the 55 year-old woman from Tennessee, who said she used Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder from 1978 to 2013, when she was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer.