Definition of Particulate matter

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
Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff
Specialized synonyms: Dust



Definition of Particulate matter

1. Noun. Any solid or liquid in a finely subdivided state, especially when considered as an atmospheric pollutant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Particulate Matter

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

Literary usage of Particulate matter

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

1. Personal Cars and China =: Si Ren Jiao Che Yu Zhongguo by National Research Council (U.S.), Zhongguo gong cheng yuan (2003)
"Participates particulate matter (PM) is a broad class of chemically and physically ... The major chemical and physical properties of particulate matter vary ..."

2. Maintaining Budgetary Discipline: Spending and Revenue Options edited by Sherry Snyder (1999)
"For example, particulate matter can carry heavy metals and cancer-causing organic compounds into the lungs, increasing the incidence and severity of ..."

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