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Meaning of PULVERIZE

Pronunciation:  'pulvu`rIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust; "pulverize the grains"
  2. [v]  become powder or dust
  3. [v]  destroy completely; "the wrecking ball demolished the building"; "demolish your enemies"; "pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"

PULVERIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: demolish, powderise, powderize, pulverise, pulverise
 See Also: destroy, destruct, disintegrate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Pul"ver*ize\, v. i.
    To become reduced to powder; to fall to dust; as, the stone
    pulverizes easily.