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TALC (talcked, talcking)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does talc mean? 

TALC (noun)
  The noun TALC has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: TALC used as a noun is very rare.


TALC (verb)
  The verb TALC has 1 sense:

1. apply talcum powder to (one's body)

  Familiarity information: TALC used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TALC (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

talc; talcum

Hypernyms ("talc" is a kind of...):

mineral (solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "talc"):

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)

Holonyms ("talc" is a substance of...):

talcum; talcum powder (a toilet powder made of purified talc and usually scented; absorbs excess moisture)


TALC (verb)


Sense 1talc [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Apply talcum powder to (one's body)

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "talc" is one way to...):

powder (apply powder to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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