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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

the dried product of an extraction process in which a substance is first mixed with a solvent such as alcohol or water. Then, the solvent is removed completely. The dry solid that remains either is already in powder form or may be ground into it.

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]

powder,

n in homeopathy, a dosage form, often lactose, that has had a small amount of homeopathic remedy poured on it. This powder can then be consumed by the patient.

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]

powder

an aggregation of particles obtained by grinding or triturating a solid.

dusting powder
a fine powder used as a talc substitute.
glove powder
sterile and special grind for powdering surgical gloves.
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It's incredible to think that on this very day last year we were skiing in powder snow up to our bellies," mentions Emily while taking shelter from a passing rain shower.
Togwotee offers the best snowmobiling in North America, and guests will have the time of their lives exploring acres of deep powder snow and miles of trails with the beautiful backdrop of Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons," said Jeff Golightly, ARAMARK district manager, Togwotee Mountain Lodge.
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.
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.
He became obsessed by powder snow and heli-skiing, and eventually quit his job to spend more time in the mountains.
More than 2500 skiers were there and the centre's Colin Kirkwood said: "It is a perfect Cairngorm day with blue skies and powder snow.
Fortunately Utah is about more than Mormons - it's about mountains, nightlife and fantastic powder snow.
Powder snow dances just above ground like the breath of ghosts as savage winds create a white-out that masks the road surface.