powder ( powders plural & 3rd person present) ( powdering present participle) ( powdered past tense & past participle )
1 n-mass Powder consists of many tiny particles of a solid substance.
The wood turns to powder in his fingers., ...a fine white powder., ...cocoa powder.
2 verb If a woman powders her face or some other part of her body, she puts face powder or talcum powder on it.
She powdered her face and applied her lipstick and rouge. V n
...the old woman's powdered face. V-ed
3 n-uncount Powder is very fine snow.
oft N n
...a day's powder skiing.
baking powder →
chilli powder →
curry powder →
talcum powder →
baking powder ( baking powders plural ) Baking powder is an ingredient used in cake making. It causes cakes to rise when they are in the oven. n-mass
chilli powder , chili powder
Chilli powder is a very hot-tasting powder made mainly from dried chillies. It is used in cooking. n-uncount
curry powder ( curry powders plural ) Curry powder is a powder made from a mixture of spices. It is used in cooking, especially when making curry. n-mass
face powder ( face powders plural ) Face powder is a very fine soft powder that you can put on your face in order to make it look smoother. n-mass
Mustard powder is a yellow powder. You add hot water to it in order to make mustard. n-uncount
powder blue , powder-blue
Something that is powder blue is a pale greyish-blue colour. colour
powder keg ( powder kegs plural ) , powder-keg If you describe a situation or a place as a powder keg, you mean that it could easily become very dangerous. n-count
Unless these questions are solved, the region will remain a powder keg.
powder room ( powder rooms plural ) A powder room is a room for women in a public building such as a hotel, where they can use the toilet, have a wash, or put on make-up.
Talcum powder is fine powder with a pleasant smell which people put on their bodies after they have had a bath or a shower. n-uncount
washing powder ( washing powders plural ) Washing powder is a powder that you use with water to wash clothes.
in AM, usually use soap powder, laundry detergent