talcum

Definitions of talcum
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n a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder

Synonyms:
talc
Types:
soap-rock, soaprock, soapstone, steatite
a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments
French chalk
a soft white compact talc used to mark cloth or to remove grease stains
rensselaerite
a kind of soft talc; sometimes used as wood filler
Type of:
mineral
solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition

n a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture

Synonyms:
talcum powder
Type of:
bath powder, dusting powder, toilet powder
a fine powder for spreading on the body (as after bathing)

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