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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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 The company last week suffered a $4.69 billion jury verdict in St. Louis from a lawsuit alleging J&J’s iconic Johnson’s baby powder contained asbestos and caused their ovarian cancer. Linda A. Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Johnson & Johnson beats revenue, profit projections for 2Q," 17 July 2018 The American Cancer Society has devoted a web page to the question of whether baby powders or after-shower powders can cause cancer. NBC News, "Johnson & Johnson talc verdict goes against what is known about cancer," 13 July 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," 26 Jan. 2018 The women and their families said decades-long use of baby powder and other cosmetic talc products caused their diseases. NBC News, "Johnson & Johnson told to pay $4.7 billion in baby powder case," 13 July 2018 Attorneys argued the pharmaceutical company sold and potentially still sells talc products, like baby powder, contaminated with asbestos -- a mineral found in talc that has been linked to lung cancer. Jericka Duncan, CBS News, "Johnson & Johnson still battling thousands of cases involving its talcum powder," 13 July 2018 But the company is still battling thousands of cases involving its baby powder. Jericka Duncan, CBS News, "Johnson & Johnson still battling thousands of cases involving its talcum powder," 13 July 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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