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noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for dusting powder

dusting-powder

noun

fine powder (such as talcum powder) used to absorb moisture, etc
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