talcum powder
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin talcum talc Date: circa 1890 1. powdered talc 2. a toilet powder composed of perfumed talc or talc and a mild antiseptic

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  • talcum (powder) — or talcum [tal′kəm] n. 〚ML < Ar ṭalq, talc〛 a powder for the body and face made of powdered, purified talc, usually perfumed * * * …   Universalium

  • talcum (powder) — or talcum [tal′kəm] n. [ML < Ar ṭalq, talc] a powder for the body and face made of powdered, purified talc, usually perfumed …   English World dictionary

  • talcum (powder) — or talcum [tal′kəm] n. [ML < Ar ṭalq, talc] a powder for the body and face made of powdered, purified talc, usually perfumed …   English World dictionary

  • talcum powder — n 1) powdered talc 2) a toilet powder composed of perfumed talc or talc and some mild antiseptic …   Medical dictionary

  • talcum powder — [ˈtælkəm ˌpaʊdə] or talc [tælk] noun [U] a soft white powder that you put on your body after a bath …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • talcum powder — ► NOUN ▪ a preparation for the body and face consisting of the mineral talc in powdered form. ► VERB (talcumed, talcuming) ▪ powder with this substance. ORIGIN Latin, from Persian …   English terms dictionary

  • talcum powder — [[t]tæ̱lkəm pa͟ʊdə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Talcum powder is fine powder with a pleasant smell which people put on their bodies after they have had a bath or a shower. Syn: talc …   English dictionary

  • talcum powder — noun a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture • Syn: ↑talcum • Hypernyms: ↑toilet powder, ↑bath powder, ↑dusting powder • Substance Meronyms: ↑talc, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • talcum powder — Synonyms and related words: base, clown white, cold cream, compact, cosmetics, drugstore complexion, eye shadow, eyebrow pencil, foundation, foundation cream, greasepaint, hand cream, hand lotion, lip rouge, lipstick, makeup, mascara, mudpack,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • talcum powder — /tal keuhm/ a powder made of purified, usually perfumed talc, for toilet purposes. [1885 90; < ML talcum TALC] * * * …   Universalium

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