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talcum powder

n.
A fine, often perfumed powder made from purified talc for use on the skin.
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talcum powder

(ˈtælkəm) or

talcum

n
a powder made of purified talc, usually scented, used for perfuming the body and for absorbing excess moisture. Often shortened to: talc
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tal′cum pow`der

(ˈtæl kəm)
n.
a toilet powder made of purified, usu. perfumed talc.
[1885–90; < Medieval Latin talcum talc]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.talcum powder - a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scentedtalcum powder - 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
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Translations
tělový pudr
talkum
talkki
talk
タルカムパウダー
탤컴 파우더
smukec
talkpuder
แป้งฝุ่น
phấn rôm

talcum powder

[ˈtælkəmˌpaʊdəʳ] Npolvos mpl de talco, talco m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

talcum powder

بُودْرَة تَلْك tělový pudr talkum Körperpuder πούδρα ταλκ polvos de talco talkki talc talk borotalco タルカムパウダー 탤컴 파우더 talkpoeder talkum talk talco тальк talkpuder แป้งฝุ่น talk pudrası phấn rôm 滑石粉
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

talcum powder

n talco, polvos de talco (Esp)
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References in classic literature ?
What bothered him in his smelling was his ignorance of talcum powder. Pungent it was in his nostrils, but never, since first he had smelled out the footprints of man, had he encountered such a scent.
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.
On search, ANF officials recovered around 17.468 kg heroin concealed in four bags comprising of foam spray bottles, cigarettes packets, shampoo bottles, soap packets, chocolates packing, talcum powder, plastics made cricket bats and toffees.
Dubai: A UAE-manufactured talcum powder brand has been pulled off the shelves in Saudi Arabia for posing as a health risk to consumers.
Raymond James analyst Jayson Bedford said that "technically" it is not "new news" that the DOJ is investigating Johnson & Johnson's communications around the alleged cancer risks of its talcum powder products as J&J previously disclosed an inquiry in its latest 10-Q filing.
Asbestos in commercial cosmetic talcum powder as a cause of mesothelioma in women [published correction appears in Int J Occup Environ Health.
On being asked about the talcum powder, Kanoongo said: "The samples of talcum powder were also sent for testing in the laboratories.
They discovered that it was a small firecracker which had been placed inside a cigarette packet stuffed with talcum powder.
BY DANYA BAZARAA THOUSANDS of women with ovarian cancer are claiming Johnson & Johnson baby talcum powder has given them the disease, it was claimed yesterday.