There are 2 translations of powder in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈpaʊdər; ˈpaʊdə(r)/


  • 1 u 1.1 (dust) polvo (m) (before n) in powder form 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.
    1.2 (snow) nieve (f) en polvo
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    • 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 u
    (gun powder)
    pólvora (f) to keep one's powder dry [colloquial/familiar] no gastar pólvora en gallinazos or (Esp) en salvas or (RPl) en chimangos (before n) powder horn chifle (m)
  • 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)
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    • 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.

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There are 2 translations of powder in Spanish:



  • 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 gris
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    • 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)
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    • 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.


  • reducirse* a un polvo

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