dusting powder

dusting powder
a fine powder for spreading on the body (as after bathing)
Syn: ↑toilet powder, ↑bath powder
Hypernyms: ↑powder
Hyponyms: ↑talcum, ↑talcum powder

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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