Powdering
Powder Pow"der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Powdered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Powdering}.] [F. poudrer.] 1. To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder; to comminute; to pulverize; to triturate. [1913 Webster]

2. To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder; to be sprinkle; as, to powder the hair. [1913 Webster]

A circling zone thou seest Powdered with stars. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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