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Meaning of POWDERY

Pronunciation:  'pawduree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  as if dulled in color with a sprinkling of powder; "a powdery blue"
  2. [adj]  consisting of fine particles; "powdered cellulose"; "powdery snow"; "pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding"

POWDERY is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: fine, fine-grained, light, light-colored, powdered, pulverised, pulverized, small-grained



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pow"der*y\, a.
1. Easily crumbling to pieces; friable; loose; as, a powdery

2. Sprinkled or covered with powder; dusty; as, the powdery
   bloom on plums.

3. Resembling powder; consisting of powder. ``The powdery
   snow.'' --Wordsworth.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: branny, chalklike, chalky, comminute, comminuted, crushed, detrital, detrited, disintegrated, dusty, efflorescent, farinaceous, fine, flaky, floury, furfuraceous, gone to dust, grated, ground, impalpable, levigated, mealy, milled, pestled, powdered, pulverant, pulverized, pulverulent, reduced to powder, scaly, scobicular, scobiform, scurfy, sharded, shredded, triturated