Translation of powder in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (dust) (before noun) in powder formen polvoExample sentences1.2 (snow)
nieve (feminine) en polvoExample sentences
- They can then be pounded to pieces and made into fine powder through repeated grinding in water.
- The thickness of the laminae increased with the size of the particles of the fine powder, but not to any great extent as follows.
- All that was left behind him was a fine, crushed multi-colored powder.
- There was something about the newly falling powder snow that created a haven, erasing all the difficulties the past few weeks had presented and allowed it to be just me and the perfect world outside.
- He was sitting in loose powder snow on a steep slope and there was no way he could anchor himself to the mountain.
- Yet all was not powder snow twinkling in a rosy sunrise, and morale continued at a low ebb.
- 2 uncountablealso: gun powderto keep one's powder dry [colloquial]no gastar pólvora en gallinazos or (Spain) en salvas or (River Plate area) en chimangos
- 3 3.1 countable (Pharmacology)to take a powder (American English)polvos (masculine plural)poner pies en polvorosa(lit: take medication)3.2 uncountable and countabletomar unos polvosalso: face powder(before noun) powder compact 3.3 uncountable and countablepolvo (masculine) or polvos (masculine plural) (de tocador)also: talcum powderExample sentences
- Do not use teething lotions, powders, whiskey, or paregoric (because it has opium in it).
- As well as tinctures, homeopathic remedies are available as sugar-based tablets, pills, granules and powders to be taken by mouth, and some also come as creams or ointments to be applied directly to the skin.
- The leaves and seeds, which mature in long pods, are used to prepare extracts or powders for medicinal use.
- 1 (cover)to powder one's faceempolvarto powder one's noseempolvarse la carashe's gone to powder her nose [euphemistic]retocarse el maquillajeflecks of gray powdered his hairha ido a lavarse las manos [euphemistic]tenía el pelo salpicado de grisExample sentences
- The dance floor was freshly powdered for slippery Motown spins.
- The baby lay in front of her, powdered with plaster dust, and she pulled the child to her.
- 2 2.1 (grind, pulverize) 2.2also: powdered past participle(milk/eggs)powdered sugar (American English)en polvoazúcar (masculine) or (feminine) glas or glaséazúcar (masculine) or (feminine) flor (Chile)azúcar (masculine) or (feminine) impalpable (River Plate area)azúcar (masculine) or (feminine) en polvo (Colombia)Example sentences
- A delicious sweet version can be made by mixing the ground black sesame with honey or dry powdered pure sugar cane juice extract.
- Shoe odour can be eliminated by sprinkling bicarbonate of soda or dry, powdered herbs, such as chamomile, in the shoes each evening.
- You can even make your own natural insect repellent with a little liquid soap, powdered cayenne pepper, onion, garlic, and water mixed in a spray bottle.
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