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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.

pulverize

(ˈpʌlvəˌraɪz) or

pulverise

vb
1. to reduce (a substance) to fine particles, as by crushing or grinding, or (of a substance) to be so reduced
2. (tr) to destroy completely; defeat or injure seriously
[C16: from Late Latin pulverizare or French pulvériser, from Latin pulverum, from pulvis dust]
ˈpulverˌizable, ˈpulverˌisable adj
ˌpulveriˈzation, ˌpulveriˈsation n
ˈpulverˌizer, ˈpulverˌiser n

pul•ver•ize

(ˈpʌl vəˌraɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to reduce to dust or powder, as by pounding or grinding.
2. to demolish or crush completely.
v.i.
3. to become reduced to dust.
[1575–85; < Late Latin pulverizāre to reduce to powder = Latin pulver-, s. of pulvis dust + -izāre -ize]
pul′ver•iz`a•ble, adj.
pul`ver•i•za′tion, n.
pul′ver•iz`er, n.

pulverize


Past participle: pulverized
Gerund: pulverizing

Imperative
pulverize
pulverize
Present
I pulverize
you pulverize
he/she/it pulverizes
we pulverize
you pulverize
they pulverize
Preterite
I pulverized
you pulverized
he/she/it pulverized
we pulverized
you pulverized
they pulverized
Present Continuous
I am pulverizing
you are pulverizing
he/she/it is pulverizing
we are pulverizing
you are pulverizing
they are pulverizing
Present Perfect
I have pulverized
you have pulverized
he/she/it has pulverized
we have pulverized
you have pulverized
they have pulverized
Past Continuous
I was pulverizing
you were pulverizing
he/she/it was pulverizing
we were pulverizing
you were pulverizing
they were pulverizing
Past Perfect
I had pulverized
you had pulverized
he/she/it had pulverized
we had pulverized
you had pulverized
they had pulverized
Future
I will pulverize
you will pulverize
he/she/it will pulverize
we will pulverize
you will pulverize
they will pulverize
Future Perfect
I will have pulverized
you will have pulverized
he/she/it will have pulverized
we will have pulverized
you will have pulverized
they will have pulverized
Future Continuous
I will be pulverizing
you will be pulverizing
he/she/it will be pulverizing
we will be pulverizing
you will be pulverizing
they will be pulverizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pulverizing
you have been pulverizing
he/she/it has been pulverizing
we have been pulverizing
you have been pulverizing
they have been pulverizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pulverizing
you will have been pulverizing
he/she/it will have been pulverizing
we will have been pulverizing
you will have been pulverizing
they will have been pulverizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pulverizing
you had been pulverizing
he/she/it had been pulverizing
we had been pulverizing
you had been pulverizing
they had been pulverizing
Conditional
I would pulverize
you would pulverize
he/she/it would pulverize
we would pulverize
you would pulverize
they would pulverize
Past Conditional
I would have pulverized
you would have pulverized
he/she/it would have pulverized
we would have pulverized
you would have pulverized
they would have pulverized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pulverize - make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust; "pulverize the grains"
powderise, powderize, pulverise, pulverize - become powder or dust; "When it was blown up, the building powderized"
disintegrate - break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died"
2.pulverize - destroy completely; "the wrecking ball demolished the building"; "demolish your enemies"; "pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
3.pulverize - become powder or dust; "When it was blown up, the building powderized"
powder, pulverize, powderise, powderize, pulverise - make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust; "pulverize the grains"
disintegrate - break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died"

pulverize

verb
1. destroy, wreck, demolish, flatten, raze to the ground A nearby residential area had been pulverized by the bombing.
2. defeat, stuff (slang), tank (slang), annihilate, vanquish, smash, crush, lick (informal), wipe the floor with (informal), blow out of the water (slang) He pulverized his opponents in the race for the presidency.
3. crush, pound, grind, mill, bray, pestle, granulate, comminute, levigate (Chemistry) Pulverize the bran to a fine powder.

pulverize

verb
1. To break up into tiny particles:
2. To pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible:
Aerospace: destruct.
Translations
rozmělnit na prach
pulverisere
hienontaahienontuajauhaajauhautuajauhentaa
mylja; gera aî dufti
sutrinti į miltelius/dulkessutrynimas į miltelius/dulkes
saberzt pulverī
rozdrviť na prach

pulverize

[ˈpʌlvəraɪz] VTpulverizar (fig) → hacer polvo (= thrash) → hacer polvo a

pulverize

[ˈpʌlvəraɪz] pulverise (British) vtpulvériser

pulverize

vtpulverisieren; (fig inf) (= beat up)Kleinholz machen aus (inf); (= defeat)fertigmachen (inf)

pulverize

[ˈpʌlvəˌraɪz] vt (also) (fig) → polverizzare

pulverize,

pulverise

(ˈpalvəraiz) verb
to make or crush into dust or powder.
ˌpulveriˈzation, ˌpulveriˈsation noun

pulverize

v. pulverizar, reducir a polvo, hacer polvo.
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