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talcum powder

[ tal-kuhm ]

noun

  1. a powder made of purified, usually perfumed talc, for toilet purposes.


talcum powder

/ ˈtælkəm /

noun

  1. a powder made of purified talc, usually scented, used for perfuming the body and for absorbing excess moisture Often shortened totalc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of talcum powder1

1885–90; < Medieval Latin talcum talc
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Example Sentences

The other two examined car seat safety and talcum powder safety.

Allow this to almost dry, and then sprinkle on talcum powder which smooths over the dry varnish of ichthyol.

Likewise Mennen, of talcum powder fame, whose face and name are known all over the world.

The man achieved another bar of "The Holy City," and fondly dusted his face with talcum powder, critically observing the effect.

Every morning shake a little talcum powder or "Foot Ease" in each shoe.

Doesn't he tear, or break, or chew, or sprinkle over with talcum powder everything he can get his hands on?

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