soap powder

noun

Definition of soap powder

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

Word by Word Definitions

soap play
  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

  2. : a salt of a fatty acid and a metal

  3. : soap opera

  1. : to rub soap over or into

  2. : flatter

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

  2. : to reduce or convert to powder

  3. : to hit very hard

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

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

  3. : fine dry light snow


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