Simple Definition of pulverize
: to crush, beat, or grind (something) into powder or dust
: to destroy or defeat (someone or something) completely
Full Definition of pulverize
Examples of pulverize
The mower pulverizes grass clippings.
Bits of pulverized rock filled the air.
Origin of pulverize
Middle English, from Late Latin pulverizare, from Latin pulver-, pulvis dust, powder — more at powder
First Known Use: 15th century
Medical Definition of pulverize
pul·ver·ized also British pul·ver·isedpul·ver·iz·ing also British pul·ver·is·ing
: to reduce (as by crushing, beating, or grinding) to very small particles
: to become pulverized
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