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OTHER WORDS FROM powderpow·der·er, noun
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It’s filled with an emery powder, which can sharpen needles.Hints From Heloise: Grocery delivery has its pros and cons|Heloise Heloise|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Toner cartridges use a powder and precision technology to accurately and sharply print out text documents.Best all-in-one printer: Upgrade your home office with these multitasking machines|Carsen Joenk|February 8, 2021|Popular-Science
Plus, metal powders also can present a “breathing hazard,” Gunduz points out.This huge Xerox printer can create metal parts for the US Navy|Rob Verger|February 4, 2021|Popular-Science
Next, glazes are mixed, requiring a number of powders, sands, and clays.How Traditional Korean Tableware Is Made for Michelin-Starred Restaurants|Eater Video|January 27, 2021|Eater
The new catalyst is a powder made of cheap ingredients, such as iron.
Place the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt on parchment or wax paper.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other versions are coated in marzipan, or dusted in powder sugar.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This powder can be shipped anywhere and then reconstituted—just add water, as if it were instant coffee.
So the new inhaled powder measles vaccine may in a few years turn out to be an easier way to protect kids from measles.
They say that the Israelis framed him in order to light the powder keg of religious war over the al-Aqsa compound.In Jerusalem Home Demolitions, the Biblical Justice of Revenge|Creede Newton|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The law went into operation in England imposing a tax on wearing hair powder.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The girl began to hum, as she powdered her nose with a white glove, lying in a powder box.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Steam machinery would accomplish more than nine-tenths of all the work, besides saving the expense of all the powder.
When first seen it is said to have had a pasty consistency, but on exposure to the air it dried and crumbled into powder.Asbestos|Robert H. Jones
The poorest people reduce it to powder by manual labour, in the same way as they grind corn preparatory to baking it into cakes.
British Dictionary definitions for powder
Derived forms of powderpowderer, nounpowdery, adjective
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Other Idioms and Phrases with powder
see keep one's powder dry; sitting on a powder keg; take a powder.