AskDefine | Define powdery

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powdery adj
1 consisting of fine particles; "powdered cellulose"; "powdery snow"; "pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding" [syn: powdered, pulverized, pulverised, small-grained, fine-grained]
2 as if dulled in color with a sprinkling of powder; "a powdery blue"

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  1. Of or pertaining to powder.
    1872 ''We were plowing through great deeps of powdery alkali dust that rose in thick clouds and floated across the plain like smoke from a burning house. We were coated with it like millers; so were the coach, the mules, the mail-bags, the driver -- we and the sage-brush and the other scenery were all one monotonous color. — Mark Twain, Roughing It'', Chapter 21.

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