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dusting powder

a powder used on the skin, especially to relieve irritation or absorb moisture.
Origin of dusting powder
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A dusting-powder, consisting of boracic acid with 5 per cent.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Iodol may also be applied to ulcers as a dusting-powder, usually mixed with one to several parts of zinc oxide or boric acid.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon
British Dictionary definitions for dusting-powder


fine powder (such as talcum powder) used to absorb moisture, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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