Definition of pulverulent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpəlˈver(y)ələnt/


Consisting of fine particles; powdery or crumbly.
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.


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

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Syllabification: pul·ver·u·lent

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