pulverulent

adjective
pul·​ver·​u·​lent | \ ˌpəl-ˈver-yə-lənt How to pronounce pulverulent (audio) , -ˈver-ə- \

Definition of pulverulent

1 : consisting of or reducible to fine powder
2 : being or looking dusty : crumbly

First Known Use of pulverulent

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pulverulent

Latin pulverulentus dusty, from pulver-, pulvis

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The first known use of pulverulent was circa 1656

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pulvic acid

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“Pulverulent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulverulent. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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pulverulent

adjective
pul·​ver·​u·​lent | \ ˌpəl-ˈver-(y)ə-lənt How to pronounce pulverulent (audio) \

Medical Definition of pulverulent

1 : consisting of or reducible to fine powder
2 : being or looking dusty

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