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Empasm

Empasm \Em*pasm"\, n. [F. empasme, fr. Gr. ? to sprinkle in or on; ? in + ? to sprinkle.] A perfumed powder sprinkled upon the body to mask the odor of sweat.

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empasm

n. (context obsolete medicine English) A perfumed powder to be sprinkled on the body to mask the odor of sweat.