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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.
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Adj.1.pulverized - consisting of fine particles; "powdered cellulose"; "powdery snow"; "pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding"
fine - of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles; "wood with a fine grain"; "fine powdery snow"; "fine rain"; "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave"; "covered with a fine film of dust"
References in classic literature ?
The wheels of the dairyman's spring cart, as he sped home from market, licked up the pulverized surface of the highway, and were followed by white ribands of dust, as if they had set a thin powertrain on fire.
At their feet could be seen the half-worn stones of a spring, but these stones, pulverized by the baking heat of the sun, seemed to be nothing now but impalpable dust.
The fresh earth excavated during their present work, and which would have entirely blocked up the old passage, was thrown, by degrees and with the utmost precaution, out of the window in either Faria's or Dantes' cell, the rubbish being first pulverized so finely that the night wind carried it far away without permitting the smallest trace to remain.
Tenders are invited for the west section will have 4" of 3/4" crushed aggregate pulverized in, shaping and alignment staking.
Specific topics include coal combustion technologies, the theoretical aspects of burning pulverized fuel in a carbon dioxide atmosphere, mathematical modeling and model validation, and experiments in several combustion technologies and their experimental and numerical results.
The technique begins with the introduction of low-cost pulverized rocks, which are high in divalent minerals, into an anaerobic digestion system.
The biocrude fuel was combined with pulverized coal in a pilot-scale burner with a thermal capacity of approximately 4 MBtu/hr*.
The Chinese publication also said that some of Yuzhong's bleaching agents contained as much as 30% pulverized lime.
The operator loads up to 400 slides into the chute at once, which are then pulverized with a two-step crushing system and deposited into a collection box with integrated locking lid.
Generating gas, produced in gasification of coal, may be used for stabilization of burning of the pulverized coal flame in furnaces of the power station and boiler house boilers.
Scrap wood is often pulverized and mixed with scrap resin (such as polypropylene or ABS), a protein coupling agent, and reinforcing fillers (such as talc or calcium carbonate).
And the two whites, salt and sugar, are pulverized, and also the spices, the matchboxes, the pills and oral contraceptives, elixirs, garlic braids, onions, tomatoes, dried okra, rice and lentils, as happens with the residents.