[ UK /tˈælkəm/ ]
[ US /ˈtæɫkəm/ ]
  1. a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
  2. a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture
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How To Use talcum In A Sentence

  • This luxurious talcum lotion restores softness and suppleness to dehydrated skin.
  • I knew one who never stirred without borated talcum powder; another who must have his mouth-organ; a third who was miserable without a small bottle of salad dressing; I confess to a pair of light buckskin gloves. The Forest
  • His photograms have reproduced water droplets, birds in flight, moving light and even a trail of snakes moving across light-sensitive paper, dusted with talcum powder.
  • After users discovered that talcum powder caused patient complications similar to those caused by lycopodium powder, they began to transition to the use of cornstarch in 1947.
  • Crossroads worries about the crowds jostling the elegant, talcumed, perfumed elbows of its serious shoppers.
  • Coming through the earphones were the sounds of rustling bed linens, of bodies readjusting, of Pinkie moving close to his naked wife and caressing the skin dusted with talcum powder from a silver-capped jar. Fat Tuesday
  • Her smell of talcum powder and musky floral perfume was now mixed in with the lemony stench of hospitals.
  • Pat dry, take care to dry between the toes, then apply cream (the cheaper the better) before gently talcuming between the toes (can use baby powder or medicated varieties).
  • The only treatment involves radical intervention - talcum powder just won't do the trick. Times, Sunday Times
  • He even dips into a Southern gothic mode briefly with a curious childhood anecdote about his father singing, with talcumed hair, ‘When I Grow Too Old to Dream.’
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