powdering


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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.
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powdering

(ˈpaʊdərɪŋ)
n
a thin sprinkling of something on a surface
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Translations

powdering

[ˈpaʊdərɪŋ] N [of dust, sawdust] → fina capa f; [of snow] → leve capa f
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powdering

n (liter) there was a thin powdering of snow on the grassauf dem Gras lag eine dünne Schneeschicht wie Puderzucker
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