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Definition of PULVERIZE

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Pulverize \Pul"ver*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pulverized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pulverizing}.] [F. pulv['e]riser, L. pulverizare, fr. pulvis dust, powder. See {Powder}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pulverize \Pul"ver*ize\, v. i.
     To become reduced to powder; to fall to dust; as, the stone pulverizes easily. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

108 Moby Thesaurus words for "pulverize": abrade, annihilate, atomize, bang, baste, batter, beat, bray, break into pieces, break to pieces, break up, brecciate, buck, buffet, cleave, comminute, contriturate, crash, crumb, crumble, crunch, crush, cut to pieces, decimate, demolish, destroy, devastate, diffuse, disassemble, disintegrate, dismantle, disperse, disrupt, drub, dynamite, fission, flail, flap, flour, fragment, grain, granulate, granulize, grate, grind, grind to powder, hammer, knock, lambaste, larrup, levigate, make mincemeat of, mash, maul, mill, mince, mull, paste, patter, pelt, pestle, pick to pieces, pommel, pound, powder, pull in pieces, pull to pieces, pummel, rap, reduce to powder, reduce to rubble, rend, rub out, ruin, scatter, scrunch, shard, shatter, shiver, shred, sledgehammer, smash, smash up, smatter, spank, splinter, split, squash, squish, sunder, take apart, tear apart, tear down, tear to pieces, tear to shreds, tear to tatters, thrash, thresh, thump, total, triturate, unbuild, undo, unmake, wallop, whip, wrack up, wreck

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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