Definition of Talcum powder

1. Noun. A toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture.

Exact synonyms: Talcum
Generic synonyms: Bath Powder, Dusting Powder, Toilet Powder
Terms within: Talc, Talcum



Definition of Talcum powder

1. Noun. Perfumed talc (sometimes with the addition of boric acid) for adsorbing moisture on the skin. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Talcum Powder

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talcum
talcum powder (current term)
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tale of the tape
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Literary usage of Talcum powder

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1. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1903)
"According to AE Hiss a " borated talcum powder " may be prepared by mixing 8 ... A fine " violet talcum powder" is obtained by omitting the oil of jasmine ..."

2. Window Displays for Druggists: Comprising for the Most Part Engravings and by Harry Beckwith Mason (1915)
"The talcum powder tins of different kinds were also put on the floor of the window in ... In the window were over two gross of talcum powder of five or six ..."

3. The Woman Beautiful by Helen Follett Jameson (1901)
"A talcum powder which is commended as harmless is prepared as follows: Put four ounces of talcum powder in a glass jar, and pour over it eight ..."

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