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  • nounfine, loose grains made by crushing a solid
  • verbcrush into fine grains; sprinkle fine grains

synonyms for powder

  • crumb
  • dust
  • film
  • grain
  • grit
  • meal
  • particle
  • pounce
  • seed
  • talc
  • pulverulence
See also synonyms for: powdered
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antonyms for powder

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  • solid
  • build
  • solidify
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How to use powder in a sentence

It’s filled with an emery powder, which can sharpen needles.
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Toner cartridges use a powder and precision technology to accurately and sharply print out text documents.
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Plus, metal powders also can present a “breathing hazard,” Gunduz points out.
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Next, glazes are mixed, requiring a number of powders, sands, and clays.
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The new catalyst is a powder made of cheap ingredients, such as iron.
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As the powder warmed, the researchers could measure how much of each gas escaped.
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Before you start putting turmeric powder in everything, though, you should know that it has a low percentage of curcumin—only 3 percent—and your body isn’t very good at absorbing it.
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For instance, the Trinidadian version uses ground Chief brand curry powder instead of individual spices.
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If I’m leaving from the trailhead, I’m making my way to steep powder at a chill pace.
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The untracked powder in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon at Alta and Snowbird is no longer a secret, but Snowbasin near Ogden, Utah, has the same quality of snow and fewer crowds.
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WORDS RELATED TO POWDER

  • ammo
  • armament
  • ball
  • bomb
  • buckshot
  • bullet
  • cannonball
  • cartridge
  • charge
  • chemical
  • confetti
  • explosive
  • fuse
  • grenade
  • gunpowder
  • iron rations
  • materiel
  • missile
  • munition
  • napalm
  • powder
  • rocket
  • round
  • shell
  • shot
  • shrapnel
  • torpedo
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