a powder used on the skin, especially to relieve irritation or absorb moisture.
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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.Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
He left the colt in the pasture and all the care it received was the regular application of a proprietary dusting powder.Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
British Dictionary definitions for dusting-powder
fine powder (such as talcum powder) used to absorb moisture, etc
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