Synonyms of powder


1. powder, pulverization, pulverisation, solid

usage: a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized

2. gunpowder, powder, explosive

usage: a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks

3. powder, toiletry, toilet articles, medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug

usage: any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder


1. powderize, powderise, powder, pulverize, pulverise, disintegrate

usage: make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust; "pulverize the grains"

2. powder, make up

usage: apply powder to; "She powdered her nose"; "The King wears a powdered wig"

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