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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.
They will be using objects such as a picnic basket, carbolic soap, ladies gloves, talcum powder, pipe tobacco, a toolbox and a bread bin - also items such as postcards and photos of Llandudno over the last 70-80 years.
LEWIS TOSHNEY wants to power to promotion with Raith Rovers after revealing that talcum powder cost him a career at Celtic.
Crown Shaving Company, Toronto, Canada, has added a new body talcum powder based on decades of experience serving customers in its old-world style barbershop.
para]]Crown Shaving Company, maker of premium grooming aids for men, introduces a new body talcum powder with super-absorbent qualities and a pleasing scent inspired by decades of feedback from barbershop customers[[/para]]
Tenders are invited for Supply of contract labourers for filling of Talcum powder in Talcum powder plant.
According official sources, ANF Peshawar Airport team arrested a drug smuggler namely Shakidullah r/o Charsadda at Peshawar Airport and recovered 1200 gram amphetamine and 350 gram heroin (yellow talcum powder) from his possession.
The bimetallic treatments used on the chambers are the result of an inventive technique of covering the interior that is said to reduce wear and tear when using materials with high loads, such as glass fibres, calcium carbonate, talcum powder etc.
Avoid talcum powder, perfumed toilet papers and any fragranced bath oils and foams which can irritate the vagina.
THE PROBLEM IS ESPECIALLY BAD IN SOUTHWEST ASIA, WHERE SAND IS LIKE TALCUM POWDER AND COLLECTS IN VERY TIGHT PLACES.