pulverized


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pul·ver·ize

 (pŭl′və-rīz′)
v. pul·ver·ized, pul·ver·iz·ing, pul·ver·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.
2. To overwhelm or defeat utterly: The visitors pulverized the home team.
v.intr.
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.
a taper part of the pulverized coal storage silo was installed.
However, half the group mixed 8 grams of finely pulverized, used grounds into the dessert before eating it.
The deflector is compression molded from pulverized RIM fascia scrap originally molded for Chrysler minivans.
Tenders are invited for Pulverize existing asphalt pavement, grade pulverized material, removal of failed base locations, placement of 4" of asphalt pavement, restoration of shoulders.
Indeed, more than 10 years ago the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned about the dangers of excess lead in certain forms of calcium supplements, particularly bonemeal, which is made from pulverized animal bones.
Tenders are invited for Project shall consist of pulverizing existing pavement surface, adjusting existing manhole casting, remove excess pulverized pavement, grade remaining salvaged asphaltic pavement base to grade, pave new 3 hot mix asphalt surface, install shoulder material on sides of roadway.
However, herb enthusiasts buy the root whole or in an already pulverized form in some U.S.
Before molding, the reclaim was extruded with a crosslinking agent, pulverized, and compounded with each of three virgin HDPE resins.
71,200 SF of full depth reclamation including pulverizing AC pavement and subgrade to a depth of 18" (1.5~), remove 6.5" (0.55~) of excess pulverized material and AC ; initial grading; add water and mix cement, compact, final grade, cure, micro-crack, and fog seal.