Powder

Powder may refer to:

  • Powder (substance), material composed of very fine particles that are not cemented together

Several powdery substances are known colloquially as "powder":

  • Baking powder, a leavening agent
  • Cocaine
  • Fine snowfall
  • Gunpowder, the explosive powder used as a propellant
  • Laundry detergent in powder form
  • Powdered milk, a milk powder made from dried milk solids
  • Cosmetic powders such as face powder and body or talcum powders
  • Various dry chemical fire extinguishing agents

Powder may also refer to:

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Famous quotes containing the word powder:

    Despite my asbestos gloves,
    the cough is filling me with black,
    and a red powder seeps through my veins....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Any gentleman with the slightest chic will give a girl a fifty dollar bill for the powder room.
    George Axelrod (1922)

    Uncle Ben’s brass bullet-mould
    And powder horn, and Major Bogan’s face
    Above the fire, in the half-light, plainly said
    There’s naught to kill but the animated dead;
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)