baby powder

noun

Definition of baby powder

: a fine powder composed mainly of talc or cornstarch that is sprinkled or rubbed on the skin especially to absorb moisture and relieve chafing

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Make sure skin is completely dry before waxing, the Beauty Lab suggests, so the wax can adhere; soak up any moisture with baby powder if needed. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know Before Your First Bikini Wax," 11 June 2019 Johnson & Johnson , which lost $39.8 billion in market value Friday after Reuters reported last week that the company knew for years that its baby powder sometimes contained asbestos, continued to slide. Jessica Menton, WSJ, "Dow Industrials Fall 508 Points as Investors Fret Over Growth," 18 Dec. 2018 The baby powder will stick to your lashes to create natural extensions. Seventeen.com Editors, Seventeen, "50 Life-Changing Prom Beauty Tips You Haven't Heard Before," 19 Dec. 2018 The baby powder will stick to your lashes to create natural extensions. Seventeen.com Editors, Seventeen, "50 Life-Changing Prom Beauty Tips You Haven't Heard Before," 19 Dec. 2018 The use of baby powder has declined and is a small percentage of J&J’s business now. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Johnson & Johnson accused of hiding the asbestos in its baby powder for decades," 14 Dec. 2018 Johnson's baby powder stocked at a supermarket shelf in Alhambra, Calif. Charley Grant, WSJ, "How Many More Tears at Johnson & Johnson?," 15 Dec. 2018 The baby powder will stick to your lashes to create natural extensions. Seventeen.com Editors, Seventeen, "50 Life-Changing Prom Beauty Tips You Haven't Heard Before," 19 Dec. 2018 Last October, another California state judge overturned a $417 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson after a woman alleged that the company’s baby powder contributed to her developing ovarian cancer. Ruth Bender, WSJ, "Bayer Steps Up Legal Fight Over Weed Killer Blamed for Cancer," 18 Sep. 2018

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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baby powder

noun

English Language Learners Definition of baby powder

: a light powder that is used to dry or soothe someone's skin (such as a baby's skin)

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