• WordNet 3.6
    • n pulverization annihilation by pulverizing something
    • n pulverization the act of grinding to a powder or dust
    • n pulverization a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pulverization The action of reducing to dust or powder.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pulverization The act of pulverizing, or reducing to dust or powder. Also spelled pulverisation.
    • n pulverization The reduction of liquids in the form of spray and the projection of the latter with force upon the surface of the body.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. pulvérisation,


In literature:

Used in pulverizing a reddish pigment for decorating pottery.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
Before sowing, the ground should be thoroughly pulverized, and the surface made smooth and even.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Sprinkle over pulverized sugar and serve immediately.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
Pemmican was also made by drying the meat and pulverizing it.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
The ore is first pulverized, and then placed in large revolving cylinders, where it is roasted.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
The cork, enclosed in a canvas cover, had got decomposed and pulverized, and therefore rendered useless.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Another roar, and Ling charged, head down and arms outflung for a pulverizing grapple.
"The Devil's Asteroid" by Manly Wade Wellman
One gram of the pulverized sample should be weighed into a porcelain crucible equipped with a well fitting lid.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
The pellets had been pulverized and swallowed.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
It is manifest that a wet soil can never be pulverized.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French

In poetry:

Once more glares the sunlight on awning and roof,
Once more the red clay's pulverized by the hoof,
Once more the dust powders the "outsides" with red,
Once more at the station the whiskey is spread.
"California Madrigal" by Francis Bret Harte
"Like takes to like," is a proverb that's nothin' more than trash;
And many a time I've seen it all pulverized to smash.
For folks in no way sim'lar, I've noticed ag'in and ag'in,
Will often take to each other, and stick together like sin.
"Out O’ The Fire" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Cultivating pulverizes the soil, aerates it and helps prepare a smooth, loose seedbed.
Pulverize the cauliflower for and make pesto.
Madeline Pulver speaks to the media outside the District Court in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
An Australian investment banker who fixed a fake collar -bomb to the neck of Sydney teenager Madeleine Pulver has been sentenced to 13 years in jail.
Mixed Reviews on Bridgehampton Fire District Purchase of Pulver Property.
In "Fire in My Belly," Kevin Gillespie suggests pulverize-and-strain rather than peel-and-seed.
Gravity map made by twin Grail probes shows lunar crust almost completely pulverized.
In the United States, chef Tanasapamon Rohman uses the tool to grind up chili paste and pulverize rice at her Thai restaurant.
No meat pulverizers, no hangers , minimal blood.
Lucky Pineapple performed their final show together last Friday with Ultra Pulverize.
These power landscape rakes remove debris or sod to prepare seedbed surfaces to create a new lawn, renovate an existing lawn or pulverize and set grade on new construction sites.
Irene Adler (Lara Pulver), a dominatrix who looks up to the task of being both Sherlock 's rival and charmer, returns with untrustworthy secrets.
Cat's new line of pulverizers reduces largest possible amount of concrete in shortest time.
Firefighters searched one splintered pile after another for survivors Thursday, combing the remains of houses and neighborhoods pulverized by the nation's deadliest tornado outbreak in almost four decades.
Sleep have reawakened to bring you heavy metal that pulverizes thought.

In science:

What we actually observed truncated cone region of pulverized tissue with a diameter of 1.5” on the entrance side, and gradually narrowing to 0.58” on the exit side of the rib cage.
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer
The actual volume of this truncated cone of pulverized tissue is an estimated 12.18 cubic inches, or nearly 4 times the volume predicted by the PC-only view of wounding via handgun bullets.
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer