Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A powder used to remove any disagreeable odor from the person.
  • noun A cataplasm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A perfumed powder sprinkled upon the body to mask the odor of sweat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete, medicine A perfumed powder to be sprinkled on the body to mask the odor of sweat.

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  • (n.) A powder-like ancient medicine used to remove odors.

    August 27, 2009

  • Oh. I thought it was an empathic orgasm.

    August 28, 2009

  • c_b - good one! Would that it were possible.

    August 28, 2009