Definition of pulverize in English:

pulverize

Line breaks: pul¦ver|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌlvərʌɪz
 
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(also pulverise)

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

pulverization

Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • This document confronts the problem of the excessive concentration of land in large properties and the excessive pulverisation of little enterprises, often at the margins of the market.
  • Have they opposed the bondage, the pulverisation of human lives, produced by a system that places capital and profits above human need?
  • Back in the centre of the city I sat on a rare block of concrete that had escaped pulverisation and typed my story.

pulverizer

noun
More example sentences
  • It is a sort of denatured, homogenised product - as if all the musical notes had been thrown into some vast blender or pulveriser and had bled into each other.
  • Depending on the specific brand you buy, you can add pincers, pulverizers, shears, combi-cutters, wood cleavers, plate shears, and many others for metal and concrete shearing and for concrete cracking, crushing, and pulverizing.
  • Typical applications for alloy white irons include coal pulverizer and roller mill tires and tables, i.e., any place where abrasion is high and impact loading is low.

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin pulverizare, from pulvis, pulver- 'dust'.

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