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
pulverizableplay \ˌpəl-və-ˈrī-zə-bəl\ adjective
pulverizationplay \ˌpəl-və-rə-ˈzā-shən, ˌpəlv-rə-\ noun
pulverizerplay \ˈpəl-və-ˌrī-zər\ noun
Examples of pulverize in a sentence
The mower pulverizes grass clippings.
Bits of pulverized rock filled the air.
Origin and Etymology of pulverize
Middle English, from Late Latin pulverizare, from Latin pulver-, pulvis dust, powder — more at powder
First Known Use: 15th century
PULVERIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of pulverize for Students
: to beat or grind into a powder or dust
Medical Definition of pulverize
transitive verb: to reduce (as by crushing, beating, or grinding) to very small particles
intransitive verb: to become pulverized
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