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Powder vs. Granule

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Powdernoun

The fine particles which are the result of reducing dry substance by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or the result of decay; dust.

Granulenoun

A tiny grain, a small particle.

Powdernoun

(cosmetics) A mixture of fine dry, sweet-smelling particles applied to the face or other body parts, to reduce shine or to alleviate chaffing.

Granulenoun

(biology) A small structure in a cell.

Powdernoun

An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder.

Granulenoun

(geology) A particle from 2 to 4 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale

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Powdernoun

(informal) powder snow Light, dry, fluffy snow.

Granulenoun

(astronomy) a small mark in the photosphere of the sun caused by convection currents. See also Wikipedia:Granule (solar physics).

Powdernoun

The colour powder blue.

Granulenoun

A little grain; a small particle; a pellet.

Powderverb

(transitive) To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder.

Granulenoun

a tiny grain

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Powderverb

(transitive) To sprinkle with powder, or as if with powder.

‘to powder one's hair’;

Powderverb

(intransitive) To use powder on the hair or skin.

Powderverb

(intransitive) To turn into powder; to become powdery.

Powderverb

To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat.

Powdernoun

The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it falls by decay; dust.

‘Grind their bones to powder small.’;

Powdernoun

An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder. See Gunpowder.

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Powderverb

To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder; to comminute; to pulverize; to triturate.

Powderverb

To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder; to be sprinkle; as, to powder the hair.

‘A circling zone thou seestPowdered with stars.’;

Powderverb

To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat.

Powderverb

To be reduced to powder; to become like powder; as, some salts powder easily.

Powderverb

To use powder on the hair or skin; as, she paints and powders.

Powdernoun

a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized

Powdernoun

a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks

Powdernoun

any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a powder

Powderverb

apply powder to;

‘She powdered her nose’; ‘The King wears a powdered wig’;

Powderverb

make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust;

‘pulverize the grains’;

Powder

A powder is a dry, bulk solid composed of many very fine particles that may flow freely when shaken or tilted. Powders are a special sub-class of granular materials, although the terms powder and granular are sometimes used to distinguish separate classes of material.

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