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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·i·za′tion (-vər-ĭ-zā′shən) 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"
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