Verb talcum Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(transitive) To perfume with talcum powder.

More definition:

1.Also, talcum[tal-kuh m]/ˈtæl kəm/(Show IPA). a green-to-gray, soft mineral, hydrous magnesium silicate, Mg 3 (Si 4 O 10)(OH) 2 , unctuous to the touch, and occurring usually in foliated or compact masses, used in making lubricants, talcum powder, electrical insulation, etc.

2.talcum powder. treat or rub with talc.

1. See talcum powder

2. a white, grey, brown, or pale green mineral, found in metamorphic rocks. It is used in the manufacture of talcum powder and electrical insulators. Composition, hydrated magnesium silicate. Formula, Mg3Si4O10(OH)

2. Crystal structure, monoclinic verb talcs, talcking, talcked, talcs, talcing, talced

3. (transitive) to apply talc to Derived Formstalcose, talcous, adjective Word OriginC16, from Medieval Latin talcum, from Arabic talq mica, from Persian talkCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1550s, from Medieval Latin talcum, used for any of various shiny minerals. See talc.
1580s, from Middle French talc, probably from Spanish talco and Medieval Latin talcum "talc" (ealy 14c.), both from Arabic talq, from Persian talk "talc." "It was applied by the Arab and medieval writers to various transparent, translucent and shining minerals such as talc proper, mica, selenite, etc." [Flood].

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