pulverulent

adjective

pul·​ver·​u·​lent ˌpəl-ˈver-yə-lənt How to pronounce pulverulent (audio)
-ˈver-ə-
1
: consisting of or reducible to fine powder
2
: being or looking dusty : crumbly

Word History

Etymology

Latin pulverulentus dusty, from pulver-, pulvis

First Known Use

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pulverulent was circa 1656

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Cite this Entry

“Pulverulent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulverulent. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

pulverulent

adjective
pul·​ver·​u·​lent ˌpəl-ˈver-(y)ə-lənt How to pronounce pulverulent (audio)
1
: consisting of or reducible to fine powder
2
: being or looking dusty
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