baby powder

noun

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

Examples of baby powder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In January 2017, Honest announced a voluntary recall of its organic baby powder due to possible contamination with microorganisms that may cause eye and skin infections. Kimi Robinson, USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2024 Joey suggests using baby powder and lotion, which leads to exactly what this vinyl figurine depicts: Ross pants down with powder all over his black ensemble. Melissa Epifano, EW.com, 16 Oct. 2023 The bathrooms smelled like baby powder and old lipstick. Emily Ziff Griffin, The New Yorker, 21 Feb. 2024 Johnson & Johnson has reached tentative agreement to resolve talc baby powder claims with more than 40 states, the world's biggest maker of health care products confirmed on Tuesday. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 23 Jan. 2024 That was part of a larger $8.9 billion effort in the bankruptcy filing of one of its units to settle claims its baby powder and other talc products cause cancer. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 23 Jan. 2024 Johnson & Johnson separated its liabilities stemming from talc, a baby powder ingredient alleged to have caused cancer, into a new subsidiary that twice filed for bankruptcy. Alexander Gladstone and Akiko Matsuda, WSJ, 19 Sep. 2023 Investigators believe the suspects were midlevel drug distributors tasked with cutting fentanyl with other drugs or household items including baby powder, a federal law enforcement official said. Mark Morales, CNN, 21 Sep. 2023 The state is seeking to have J&J punished for selling more than 6 million bottles of baby powder in the state without a cancer warning over a 46-year period starting in 1974. Jef Feeley, Fortune, 26 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baby powder was in 1853

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“Baby powder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baby%20powder. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

baby powder

noun
: 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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