2A white, grey, or pale green soft mineral with a greasy feel, occurring as translucent masses or laminae and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate.
transitive verbtransitive verb talcs, transitive verb talcing, transitive verb talced[with object]
Powder or treat (something) with talc.‘he took two hours to get himself dressed for a date, oiling his black hair and talcing his face’
dust, cover with powder, dredge with powder, sprinkle with powder, talc
- ‘Why would I be wanting to make myself sweat when I am already spending so much time talcing every day, without taking even one step?’
- ‘She came up with a price - everything can be had for a price in Bangkok, and before I could figure out if the idea was a good one, I was lying on my back being talced.’
- ‘My confessions are talcing my hair, shopping in Primark and talking to the cat in a baby voice.’
Late 16th century (denoting the mineral): from medieval Latin talcum (see talcum).