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powder

 [pow´der]
an aggregation of particles, as that obtained by grinding or rubbing a solid.

pow·der

(pow'dĕr),
1. A dry mass of minute separate particles of any substance.
2. In pharmaceutics, a homogeneous dispersion of finely divided, relatively dry, particulate matter consisting of one or more substances; the degree of fineness of a pow'der is related to passage of the material through standard sieves.
3. A single dose of a powdered drug, enclosed in an envelope of folded paper.
4. To reduce a solid substance to a state of fine division.
[Fr. poudre; L. pulvis]

powder

(pou′dər)
n.
1. A substance consisting of ground, pulverized, or otherwise finely dispersed solid particles.
2. Any of various preparations in the form of powder, as certain cosmetics and medicines.

pow′der·er n.

powder

Chinese medicine
A general term for ground herbs and formulas used in Chinese herbal medicine to prepare in capsules, infusions, liquors, porridges, ointments, pastes and pills; powders are less concentrated than decoctions, gentler, are best suited for chronic conditions.

powder

Drug slang A pulverized abuse substance–eg, heroin, amphetamine, cocaine Vox populi A pulverized material. See Antler velvet powder, Dover's powder, Fluticasone propionate inhalation powder, Inheritance powder, James Fever powder, Talcum powder.

pow·der

(pow'dĕr)
1. A dry mass of minute separate particles of any substance.
2. pharmaceutics A homogeneous dispersion of finely divided, relatively dry particulate matter consisting of one or more substances.
3. A single dose of a powdered drug, enclosed in an envelope of folded paper.
4. To reduce a solid substance to a state of very fine division.
[Fr. poudre; L. pulvis]

pow·der

(pow'dĕr)
1. A dry mass of minute separate particles of any substance.
2. In pharmaceutics, a homogeneous dispersion of finely divided, relatively dry, particulate matter consisting of one or more substances.
[Fr. poudre; L. pulvis]
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As the mountains received a good dose of powder snow just before we arrived, clear blue skies and temperatures well below freezing keep the snow fresh day after day.
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After dinner, walk outside, take a deep breath of the pine-scented air, and enjoy the moonlight on ponderosa trunks that peek through a layer of fresh powder snow, and the inky mountains in the distance.
It has the most magnificent powder snow and an immense winter season with the Sapporo snow festival and all these ice buildings and great red-crested cranes dancing in the icy rivers.
Just imagine the amazing feeling of waking up to beautiful Alpine scenery, crisp mountain air and fresh powder snow ready for you to grab your skis and go.
Stuck waist-deep in powder snow, skis long since pinged off, the only thing to do was take a deep breath and lie back.
JUST imagine you are walking on egg shells" our guide Freddie instructed as he veered off the well-worn trail and padded cat-like across the pristine powder snow.
In addition, La Ni[+ or -]as - created by cooling of the Pacific Ocean's equatorial waters - generally translate into colder temperatures and, thus, more of the fluffy powder snow favored by snow riders.
"We managed a maximum of 19cm of powder snow on the morning of December 2 and this gradually reduced to almost zero on December 10.
Filling your lungs with crisp, clean Alpine air, you glide down through pristine, fluffy powder snow, marked only by the delicate footprints of a mountain hare, passing white-cloaked pines and naked birches.