talcum powder

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noun tal·cum powder \ˈtal-kəm-\

Definition of talcum powder

  1. 1 :  powdered talc

  2. 2 :  a toilet powder composed of perfumed talc or talc and a mild antiseptic

Origin and Etymology of talcum powder

Medieval Latin talcum talc


First Known Use: circa 1890


TALCUM POWDER Defined for English Language Learners

talcum powder

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noun tal·cum powder \ˈtal-kəm-\

Definition of talcum powder for English Language Learners

  • : a soft, white powder that is used to make your skin feel dry and smooth


TALCUM POWDER Defined for Kids

talcum powder

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noun tal·cum powder \ˈtal-kəm-\

Definition of talcum powder for Students

  1. :  a usually perfumed powder for the body made of talc


Medical Dictionary

talcum powder

noun tal·cum powder

Medical Definition of talcum powder

  1. 1:  powdered talc

  2. 2:  a toilet powder composed of perfumed talc or talc and some mild antiseptic



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