powder

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powder(
pau
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duhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (small particles)
a. el polvo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The condiment is prepared by grinding the seeds to a powder.El condimento se prepara reduciendo las semillas a un polvo.
2. (cosmetics)
a. el polvo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
She uses powder to cover up her freckles.Utiliza polvo para esconder las pecas.
3. (medicine)
a. los polvos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This medicine is commercialized as a powder that you dissolve in water.Este medicamento se comercializa en forma de polvos para disolver en agua.
4. (explosive)
a. la pólvora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The safe had been blown open with powder.Habían abierto la caja fuerte haciéndola explotar con pólvora.
5. (snow)
a. la nieve en polvo
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The snow here tends to be very icy, while in Colorado there's a lot of powder.La nieve aquí suele estar helada, mientras que en Colorado abunda la nieve en polvo.
b. la nieve fresca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I love to ski on powder.Me encanta esquiar en nieve fresca.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to put on makeup)
a. empolvarse
She powdered her face in an attempt to hide the tracks of her tears.Se empolvó la cara en un intento por ocultar la huella de las lágrimas.
7. (culinary)
a. espolvorear
Take the cookies out of the oven and powder them with sugar.Saca las galletas del horno y espolvoréalas con el azúcar.
8. (to grind)
a. reducir a polvo
The entire leaf is powdered to make the tea.La hoja entera se reduce a polvo para obtener el té.
b. pulverizar
They powdered the statue of the dictator with hammers.Pulverizaron la estatua del dictador a martillazos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
9. (to become powder)
a. reducirse a polvo
These books are very old. They could powder at a simple touch.Estos libros son muy antiguos. Podrían reducirse a polvo solo con tocarlos.
b. pulverizarse
Mica is a mineral that powders easily.La mica es un mineral que se pulveriza fácilmente.
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powder
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el polvo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(face) powderpolvos mpl
2. (fig)
a.
powder kegpolvorín m
powder puffborla f
powder roombaño m or
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a.
to powder something with sugarespolvorear azúcar sobre algo
to powder one's faceempolvarse la cara
4. (euph)
a.
to powder one's noseir al tocador
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powder [ˈpaʊdəʳ]
noun
polvo (m); (face powder, talcum powder) polvos (m); (gun powder) pólvora (f)
a fine white powder un polvillo blanco; to grind sth to (a) powder reducir algo a polvo
to keep one's powder dry no gastar la pólvora en salvas; reservarse para mejor ocasión
transitive verb
1 (reduce to powder) pulverizar; reducir a polvo
2 (dust) (with face powder, talcum powder) empolvar; (Cookery) (with flour, icing sugar) espolvorear;with de
apply powder to He rinsed the wounds, powdered them with disinfectant from the kit
to powder one's nose empolvarse la nariz; ir al baño; the ground was powdered with snow el terreno estaba salpicado de nieve
intransitive verb
pulverizarse; hacerse polvo
modifier
powder blue (n) azul (m) pálido
powder compact (n) polvera (f)
powder horn (n) chifle (m); cuerno (m) de pólvora
powder keg (n) barril (m) de pólvora
the country is a powder keg el país es un polvorín
powder magazine (n) santabárbara (f)
powder puff (n) borla (f)
powder room (n) tocador (m); aseos (m) (de señora)
powder room señoras
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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