Definition of pulverulent in English:

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pulverulent

Pronunciation: /pʌlˈvɛrʊl(ə)nt/

adjective

archaic
Consisting of fine particles; powdery or crumbly: with a much larger current, pure chromium separates in a pulverulent form
More example sentences
  • A dosing device of a pulverulent material uses an oscillating drive mechanism with straight to-and-fro movement to extract and dose a pulverulent material contained in a hopper with a calibrated outlet aperture.
  • Measuring the volume of a pulverulent body carried by a conveyor is important in many construction fields.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin pulverulentus, from pulvis, pulver- 'dust'.

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