Definition of Particulate

1. Noun. A small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant).

Exact synonyms: Particulate Matter
Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff
Specialized synonyms: Dust



2. Adjective. Composed of distinct particles.
Antonyms: Nonparticulate

Definition of Particulate

1. v. t. & i. To particularize.

2. a. Having the form of a particle.

Definition of Particulate

1. Adjective. Composed of separate particles. ¹

2. Adjective. (genetics) Pertaining to heritable characteristics which are attributable discretely to either one or another of an offspring's parents, rather than a blend of the two. ¹

3. Noun. Any solid or liquid in a subdivided state, especially one that exhibits special characteristics which are negligible in the bulk material ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Particulate

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Particulate

1. 1. Having the form of a particle. 2. Referring to, or produced by, particles, such as dust, minute germs, etc. "The smallpox is a particulate disease." (Tyndall) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Particulate

particularist
particularistic
particularists
particularities
particularity
particularization
particularizations
particularize
particularized
particularizes
particularizing
particularly
particularment
particularments
particulars
particulate (current term)
particulate emission
particulate matter
particulate radiation
particulates
particuler
partied
partier
partiers
parties
parties of the first part
parties of the second part
partim
parting
parting shot

Literary usage of Particulate

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1. Public Health Papers and Reports by American Public Health Association (1887)
"The study of the subject in relation to the purification of the air from the particulate material causing, in wounds, putrefaction, erysipelas, and hospital ..."

2. Natural Inheritance by Francis. Galton (1889)
"CHAPTER II. PROCESSES IN HEREDITY. Natural and Acquired Peculiarities.—Transmutation of Female into Male Measures.—particulate Inheritance. ..."

3. Air Currents and the Laws of Ventilation: Lectures on the Physics of the by William Napier Shaw (1907)
"The convection of particulate Impurity. An additional physical principle requires ... We have here to deal with what must be regarded as foreign particulate ..."

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