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v. pul·ver·ized, pul·ver·iz·ing, pul·ver·iz·es
1. To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.
2. To overwhelm or defeat utterly: The visitors pulverized the home team.
To be ground or reduced to powder or dust.

[Middle English pulverizen, from Late Latin pulverizāre, from Latin pulvis, pulver-, dust.]

pul′ver·iz′a·ble adj.
pul′ver·i·za′tion (-vər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
pul′ver·iz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pulverization - a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particlespulverization - a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
solid - matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
2.pulverization - the act of grinding to a powder or dust
compaction, crunch, crush - the act of crushing
3.pulverization - annihilation by pulverizing something
annihilation, obliteration - destruction by annihilating something


[ˌpʌlvəraɪˈzeɪʃən] Npulverización f


nPulverisierung f



(ˈpalvəraiz) verb
to make or crush into dust or powder.
ˌpulveriˈzation, ˌpulveriˈsation noun
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By seeing "London Has Fallen," on the other hand, Johnson may conversely have marveled at a veritable cornucopia of death--the grisly, indiscriminate slaying of world leaders and common men, the swift pulverization of city infrastructure, and the slower decimation of any unsuspecting viewer's brain cells.
However, little information is available regarding the effects of organic cultural practices, such as leaf nutrient pulverization, on pollen quality of horticultural plants.
However, friability and pulverization are major disadvantages of PF [11, 12, 29] that limit wider applications of this material.
Termite infestation and pulverization of its adobe shell are said to be the reasons the Santa Cruz temple was razed to the ground.
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