from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fine-grained white, greenish, or gray mineral, Mg3Si4O10(OH)2, having a soft soapy feel and used in talcum and face powder, as a paper coating, and as a filler for paint and plastics.
- transitive v. To apply this substance to (a photographic plate, for example).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A soft mineral of a soapy feel and a greenish, whitish, or grayish color, usually occurring in foliated masses.
- v. To apply talc
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A soft mineral of a soapy feel and a greenish, whitish, or grayish color, usually occurring in foliated masses. It is hydrous silicate of magnesia. Steatite, or soapstone, is a compact granular variety.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A magnesian silicate, usually consisting of broad, flat, smooth laminæ or plates, unctuous to the touch, of a shining luster, translucent, and often transparent when in very thin plates.
- To treat, or rub with talc: as, in photography, to talc a plate to which it is desired to prevent the adherence of a film.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
- v. apply talcum powder to (one's body)
You refer to brown, blue and white asbestos, as well as talc, and refer approvingly of Christopher Booker�s assertion that white asbestos is �is to all intents and purposes indistinguishable from talc� because they are both hydrated magnesium silicates with very similar formulae.
The name talc is thought to be derived from the Arabic word talg or talk meaning mica since talc forms mica-like flakes.
_French chalk_: A variety of the mineral called talc, unctuous to the touch, of greenish color, glossy, soft, and easily scratched, and leaving a silvery line when drawn on paper.
_French chalk_, a variety of the mineral called talc, unctuous to the touch, of a greenish color, glossy, soft, and easily scratched, and leaving a silvery line, when drawn on paper.
As a consumer who tries to choose all natural products, I was always a bit put off by Avons powders because they used to contain talc, which is a red flag in some peoples book.
It allows the introduction of substances such as talc to obliterate the pleural space called pleurodesis, which prevents more fluid from accumulating and pressing on the lung.
- Changing the clay body, which means reducing the amount of slippery substances such as talc, or changing the type of talc from
I found the inner wall to consist of a kind of talc, mingled with threads of asbestos, and also indications of mica.
The company may be able to unload $1.5 billion to $4.0 billion in assets, such as talc, borates and coal, in the first half of this year, he predicted.
It allows the introduction of substances such as talc, to the space Pleurafibrose, which prevents more than the accumulation of fluid and pressure on the lungs.