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washing powder

noun
1.
powdered detergent for washing fabrics
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  • If there is a greasy liquid to throw away, add to it a teaspoonful or more of washing powder, and let it stand a time.

  • Rub greasy dishes with soft paper, and put water and ammonia or washing powder into utensils that need soaking.

  • And Uncle Wiggily did, with a cake of soap for a gun and washing powder to fire with.

    Uncle Wiggily in Wonderland Howard R. Garis
  • But even under these circumstances, a moderate use of washing powder is general in laundry work.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark
  • After each feeding they should be thoroughly washed with soap or washing powder.

  • If you were bringing out a new soap or washing powder, where would you advertise?

    Business English Rose Buhlig

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