- 1 u 1.1 (dust) polvo (m) (before n) in powder form en polvoMore example sentences1.2 (snow) nieve (f) en polvo
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- 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.
- 3 3.1 c [Pharm] polvos (mpl) to take a powder (AmE) poner* pies en polvorosa (lit: take medication) tomar unos polvos 3.2 u c(face powder)polvo (m) or polvos (mpl) (de tocador) (before n) powder compact polvera (f) powder puff borla (f), cisne (m) (RPl) 3.3 u c(talcum powder)polvos (mpl) de talco, talco (m) (AmL)More example 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) empolvar to powder one's face empolvarse la cara to powder one's nose retocarse* el maquillaje she's gone to powder her nose [euphemism/eufemismo] ha ido a lavarse las manos [eufemismo/euphemism] flecks of gray powdered his hair tenía el pelo salpicado de grisMore example 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) pulverizar* 2.2(powdered past p)[milk/eggs] en polvo powdered sugar (AmE) azúcar (m) or (f) glas or glasé, azúcar (m) or (f) flor (Chi) , azúcar (m) or (f) impalpable (RPl) , azúcar (m) or (f) en polvo (Col)More 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.