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British English: /ˈpaʊdə/
American English: /ˈpaʊdər/

Translation of powder in French:


  • (snow) poudreuse (f)
    to crush ou reduce to a powder
    réduire [quelque chose] en poudre
    to grind to a powder in powder form
    en poudre

transitive verb

  • 1 (apply make-up to)to powder one's face
    se poudrer le visage
  • 2 (grind up)
    réduire [quelque chose] en poudre

also: powdered past participle adjective

  • (egg, milk, coffee)
    en poudre


to keep one's powder dry

être paré

to powder one's nose

[euphemistic] [humorous]
se refaire une beauté [euphemistic] [humorous]
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