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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
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.
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.
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.