- Agent noun of blush; one who blushes.
- Face makeup that makes the cheeks rosier.
- Any of several closely related, edible species of the genus Amanita, including Amanita rubescens and Amanita novinupta.
- (face makeup): blush, rouge
- Beside him Lady Partridge, her head tilted up, her face a mask of blusher and brown powder, like someone just back from a skiing holiday, was also clearly elsewhere.
- The fine particles which are the result of reducing dry substance by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or the result of decay; dust.
- (cosmetics) A mixture of fine dry, sweet-smelling particles applied to the face or other body parts, to reduce shine or to alleviate chaffing.
- An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder.
- (informal) Ellipsis of powder snow Light, dry, fluffy snow.
- Ellipsis of powder blue The colour powder blue.
- Let them stop fretting about vegetables denied by the weather and eat chilli powder. Just explain to them that they really shouldn’t think about spiralising it, because that doesn’t work.
- Grind their bones to powder small.
- She was redolent of violet sachet powder, and had warm, soft, white hands, but she danced divinely, moving as smoothly as the tide coming in.
- (transitive) To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder.
- (transitive) To sprinkle with powder, or as if with powder.
- (intransitive) To use powder on the hair or skin.
- (intransitive) To turn into powder; to become powdery.
- (obsolete, transitive) To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat.
- (to reduce to fine particles): pound, grind, comminute, pulverize, triturate
- In desperation, they dried fruits and vegetables in an old food dehydrator they had, then used their coffee grinder to powder the produce…
- to powder one’s hair
- Gloves were powdered for more than a century to allow doctors and surgeons to slip them on more easily.
- A circling zone thou seest / Powdered with stars.
- If she is grave, and reads steadily on, she dismisses me, whether I am dressed or not; but at all times she never forgets to send me away while she is powdering, with a consideration not to spoil my clothes
- Ample evidence is brought forward to show that the higher incidence of chronic interstitial nephritis in Queensland is due to lead paint on the verandahs and railings of the houses, which powders easily during the long Australian summer.