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synonyms for powdery

  • chalky
  • crumbly
  • dusty
  • grainy
  • gravelly
  • arenaceous
  • arenose
  • branny
  • crumbling
  • dry
  • fine
  • floury
  • friable
  • granular
  • gritty
  • impalpable
  • loose
  • mealy
  • pulverized
  • pulverulent
  • sandy
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antonyms for powdery

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  • solid
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How to use powdery in a sentence

To make sure the new rovers don’t get stuck, SLOPE simulates the unique terrains they must navigate, from the powdery soil of the moon to the rocky Martian surface.
NASA’S NEW ROVERS WILL BE A FLEET OF MOBILE ROBOTS THAT WORK TOGETHERTATYANA WOODALLNOVEMBER 2, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Others lamented that their porches and roofs were coated in powdery soot.
“A COMPLETE FAILURE OF THE STATE”: AUTHORITIES DIDN’T HEED RESEARCHERS’ CALLS TO STUDY HEALTH EFFECTS OF BURNING SUGAR CANEBY LULU RAMADAN, THE PALM BEACH POSTAUGUST 19, 2021PROPUBLICA
If you have a little more time and energy, plan out some delicious, healthy smoothie or shake recipes to mask that powdery taste and deliver maximum nutrition.
BEST PROTEIN POWDER: BETTER NUTRITION IN A BOTTLECARSEN JOENKJANUARY 11, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
That syrup revolutionizes food processing because instead of a powdery sweet thing, it’s a liquid, and liquids are way easier to handle in food processing.
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Also rising here and there in the expanse, clouds that wind skyward, spreading out in a powdery mist.
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Then followed a long and at times a somewhat steep climb over soft powdery snow to the top of the pass.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
This wind blew the fine powdery snow off all the crests of the ridges and it penetrated everywhere.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
Snow began to fall now and a regular blizzard set in, the fine powdery snow being blown along the ground into our faces.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
Here, if anywhere, the unmelted powdery substance was likely to avalanche.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
Here a foot of powdery snow masked a disintegrated substance of loose ice.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
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WORDS RELATED TO POWDERY

  • breakable
  • corroded
  • crisp
  • crunchy
  • decayed
  • degenerated
  • deteriorated
  • deteriorating
  • disintegrated
  • eroded
  • fragile
  • frail
  • frangible
  • friable
  • oxidized
  • perishing
  • powdery
  • pulverizable
  • rotted
  • rotten
  • rusted
  • shivery
  • short
  • soft
  • worn
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