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.
Recent Examples of pulverize from the Web
Instead of using fingers and rakes to remove unwanted materials, the city now uses expensive machines to pulverize the material and separate plastics with paddles and centrifuges.
Gustafsson pulverized Glover Teixeira throughout the fight with brutal strikes before scoring a fifth-round knockout.
To identify the unique neurotoxin, the biologists cut out the venom ducts from several snails, froze them, pulverized them, and then extracted the peptides from the pulp with a mixture of water and the solvent acetonitrile.
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PULVERIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pulverize for English Language Learners
: to crush, beat, or grind (something) into powder or dust
: to destroy or defeat (someone or something) completely
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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