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soap powder

noun

Simple Definition of soap powder

  • : a powder that is made from soap and other substances and used for washing clothes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of soap powder

chiefly British

  1. :  a powder that is made from soap and other substances and used for washing clothes

Word by Word Definitions

soapplay
  1. :  a cleansing and emulsifying agent made usually by action of alkali on fat or fatty acids and consisting essentially of sodium or potassium salts of such acids

    :  a salt of a fatty acid and a metal

    :  soap opera

  1. :  to rub soap over or into

    :  flatter

powderplay
  1. :  to sprinkle or cover with or as if with powder

    :  to reduce or convert to powder

    :  to hit very hard

  1. :  matter in a finely divided state :  particulate matter

    :  a preparation in the form of fine particles especially for medicinal or cosmetic use

    :  fine dry light snow


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