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    a powder

    1. Grind the sugar into a powder. (Longman dictionary)
    2. lumps of chalk crushed to (a) fine white powder (Oxford dictionary)


    Which does 'a powder' in sentence 1 and 2 mean, a pile of powder or a kind of powder or both?

    And I wonder if 'a powder' can be changed into 'powder' in sentence 1.
    If it's possible, is there any difference in the meaning?

    Thank you!

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    Re: a powder

    Crushing or grinding something to powder, or to a powder, mean the same thing.

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