Definition of Talc

1. Noun. A fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder.

Exact synonyms: Talcum
Substance meronyms: Talcum, Talcum Powder
Generic synonyms: Mineral
Specialized synonyms: Soap-rock, Soaprock, Soapstone, Steatite, French Chalk, Rensselaerite



2. Verb. Apply talcum powder to (one's body).
Generic synonyms: Powder

Definition of Talc

1. n. A soft mineral of a soapy feel and a greenish, whitish, or grayish color, usually occurring in foliated masses. It is hydrous silicate of magnesia. Steatite, or soapstone, is a compact granular variety.

Definition of Talc

1. Noun. A soft mineral of a soapy feel and a greenish, whitish, or grayish color, usually occurring in foliated masses. ¹

2. Verb. To apply talc ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Talc

1. to treat with talc (a soft mineral with a soapy texture) [v TALCKED, TALCKING, TALCS or TALCED, TALCING, TALCS] : TALCKY, TALCOSE, TALCOUS [adj]

Medical Definition of Talc

1. A soft mineral of a soapy feel and a greenish, whitish, or grayish colour, usually occurring in foliated masses. It is hydrous silicate of magnesia. Steatite, or soapstone, is a compact granular variety. Indurated talc, an impure, slaty talc, with a nearly compact texture, and greater hardness than common talc. Synonym: talc slate. Origin: F. Talc; cf. Sp. & It. Talco, LL. Talcus; all fr. Ar. Talq. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Talc

talaria
talaric acid
talarozole
talars
talas
talastine
talaunt
talaunts
talayot
talayots
talbots
talbotype
talbotypes
talbotypist
talbotypists
talc (current term)
talc operation
talced
talcier
talciest
talcing
talcked
talckier
talckiest
talcking
talcky
talcose
talcosis
talcous
talcs

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