"powders" in the noun sense
1. powder, pulverization, pulverisation
a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles a solid that has been pulverized
2. gunpowder, powder
a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder
"powders" in the verb sense
1. powderize, powderise, powder, pulverize, pulverise
make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
"pulverize the grains"
apply powder to
"She powdered her nose"
"The King wears a powdered wig"
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