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a powder used on the skin, especially to relieve irritation or absorb moisture.
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Origin of dusting powder
First recorded in 1905–10
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How to use dusting powder in a sentence
This is painted over the parts and allowed to dry, and a mild dusting powder sprinkled over.
The same applications or a dusting powder of calomel may also be used on moist papules.
Iodol may also be applied to ulcers as a dusting-powder, usually mixed with one to several parts of zinc oxide or boric acid.
The entire wound is then covered with a dusting powder composed of zinc oxide, boric acid, exsiccated alum, phenol and camphor.
He left the colt in the pasture and all the care it received was the regular application of a proprietary dusting powder.
British Dictionary definitions for dusting powder
fine powder (such as talcum powder) used to absorb moisture, etc
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