Definition of Pulverize

1. Verb. Make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust. "Pulverize the grains"

Exact synonyms: Powder, Powderise, Powderize, Pulverise
Related verbs: Powderise, Powderize, Pulverise
Generic synonyms: Disintegrate
Derivative terms: Powder, Powder, Pulverisation, Pulverization



2. Verb. Destroy completely. "Pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"
Exact synonyms: Demolish, Pulverise
Generic synonyms: Destroy, Destruct
Derivative terms: Demolishing, Demolition, Demolition, Pulverisation, Pulverization

3. Verb. Become powder or dust. "When it was blown up, the building powderized"
Exact synonyms: Powderise, Powderize, Pulverise
Related verbs: Powder, Powderise, Powderize, Pulverise
Generic synonyms: Disintegrate
Derivative terms: Pulverisation, Pulverization

Definition of Pulverize

1. v. t. To reduce of fine powder or dust, as by beating, grinding, or the like; as, friable substances may be pulverized by grinding or beating, but to pulverize malleable bodies other methods must be pursued.

2. v. i. To become reduced to powder; to fall to dust; as, the stone pulverizes easily.

Definition of Pulverize

1. Verb. (American spelling) (alternative spelling of (pulverise)) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pulverize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pulverize

pulveratricious
pulvered
pulverine
pulvering
pulverisation
pulverisations
pulverise
pulverised
pulveriser
pulverisers
pulverises
pulverising
pulverizable
pulverization
pulverizations
pulverize
pulverized
pulverizer
pulverizers
pulverizes
pulverizing
pulverous
pulvers
pulverulence
pulverulent
pulverulently
pulverulentous
pulverulous
pulvil
pulvilio

Literary usage of Pulverize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"In order to pulverize and sift the rock crystal and flint, they must first be made of a red heat, and then plunged into cold water. ..."

2. Marine Boilers: Their Construction & Working, Dealing More Especially with by Louis Emile Bertin (1898)
"Power required to Pulverize Petroleum and Selection of the most suitable agent for the same.—It is of great importance that the pulverization of petroleum ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1886)
"... blow struck by this fuse on exploding, and transmitted by the iron rod, would be so sharp as to pulverize the tumbler and yet not splosh the mercury. ..."

4. Marine Boilers: Their Construction & Working, Dealing More Especially with by Louis Emile Bertin (1898)
"Power required to Pulverize Petroleum and Selection of th most suitable agent for the same.—It is of great importane that the pulverization of petroleum ..."

5. Dr. Chase's Family Physician, Farrier, Bee-keeper, and Second Receipt Book by Alvin Wood Chase (1874)
"Pulverize all of these articles separately, then mix thoroughly, and to a full, or rounding, table-spoonful of this mixture pour on boiling water, £ pt., ..."

6. A New System of Cultivation, Without Lime, Or Dung, Or Summer Fallows: As by Alexander Beatson (1820)
"... pulverize with one Horse an Acre of light Soil'per day—Example of pulverizing at the expense of Eight Shillings and Fourpence per Acre—Comparison with ..."

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