Definition of particulate in English:


Line breaks: par|ticu|late
Pronunciation: /pɑːˈtɪkjʊlət
, -eɪt, pə-/


Relating to or in the form of minute separate particles: particulate pollution
More example sentences
  • A pond has far more organic particulate matter (small separate particles) than a chemically maintained swimming pool.
  • City traffic is a significant source of pollutants such as sulphur dioxide, particulate matter, benzene, and carbon monoxide.
  • Zinc oxide is a common, biologically active constituent of particulate air pollution as well as a workplace toxin.


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Matter in the form of minute separate particles: sooty particulates from diesel exhausts
More example sentences
  • Exposure to carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and particulates, ie both gases and particles, were all well within the current exposure recommendations - even in busy pubs at peak occupancy.
  • Indeed, it reduces harmful emissions by 75 per cent with less carbon dioxide than petrol and fewer particulates and nitrogen oxides than diesel.
  • But they could not take the carbon monoxide and diesel particulates and wilted.


late 19th century: from Latin particula 'particle' + -ate2.

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