"dusting" in the verb sense
remove the dust from
"dust the cabinets"
rub the dust over a surface so as to blur the outlines of a shape
"The artist dusted the charcoal drawing down to a faint image"
cover with a light dusting of a substance
"dust the bread with flour"
4. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse
"He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
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