Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun powder

3 senses of powder

Sense 1
powder, pulverization, pulverisation -- (a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized)
       => solid -- (matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure)

Sense 2
gunpowder, powder -- (a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks)
       => explosive -- (a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck)

Sense 3
powder -- (any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder)
       => toiletry, toilet articles -- (artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body))
       => medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug -- ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb powder

2 senses of powder

Sense 1
powderize, powderise, powder, pulverize, pulverise -- (make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust; "pulverize the grains")
       => disintegrate -- (break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died")

Sense 2
powder -- (apply powder to; "She powdered her nose"; "The King wears a powdered wig")
       => make up -- (apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier; "She makes herself up every morning")

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