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Definition of powder verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



powder somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they powder
he / she / it powders
past simple powdered
-ing form powdering
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  • to put powder on something She powdered her face and put on her lipstick.
  • Idioms
    powder your nose (old-fashioned)
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    a polite way of referring to the fact that a woman is going to the bathroom I'm just going to powder my nose.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: powder