pulverise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pulverise make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust "pulverize the grains"
    • v pulverise become powder or dust "When it was blown up, the building powderized"
    • v pulverise destroy completely "the wrecking ball demolished the building","demolish your enemies","pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • vs.t Pulverise to reduce to dust or fine powder
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. pulvis, pulveris, powder.

Usage

In literature:

The building had vanished, completely smashed, pulverised, and dispersed by the blow.
"The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells
This same sun of Thebes is in its place each day, parching, exhausting, cracking and pulverising.
"Egypt (La Mort De Philae)" by Pierre Loti
PESTLING, pounding, pulverising, like a pestle.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
PESTLING, pounding, pulverising, like a pestle.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
PESTLING, pounding, pulverising, like a pestle.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
PESTLING, pounding, pulverising, like a pestle.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
PESTLING, pounding, pulverising, like a pestle.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
They grow best in a sandy loam, with a little peat, mixed with pulverised brick rubbish.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
It pulverises as easily in dry weather, and makes the same inky and sticky composition in wet.
"A Walk from London to John O'Groat's" by Elihu Burritt
They make a dainty addition to a luncheon by simply dusting the "Rosen Kuchen" with pulverised sugar.
"Mary at the Farm and Book of Recipes Compiled during Her Visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans"" by Edith M. Thomas
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In poetry:

Broadening or burrowing to the moon's phases,
turbid with pulverised wastemantle, on through
flatter, duller, hotter, cotton-gin country
it scours, approaching
"River Profile" by W H Auden

In news:

Syria's ancient treasures pulverised .
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In science:

They call this the pulverisation of the continuum in the sense that all, even in´Čünitesimally different, edges lead to orthogonal spin network states.
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View
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