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Pulverize   /pˈəlvərˌaɪz/   Listen
Pulverize

verb
(past & past part. pulverized; pres. part. pulverizing)
1.
Make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust.  Synonyms: powder, powderise, powderize, pulverise.
2.
Destroy completely.  Synonyms: demolish, pulverise.  "Demolish your enemies" , "Pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"
3.
Become powder or dust.  Synonyms: powderise, powderize, pulverise.






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"Pulverize" Quotes from Famous Books



... outfit is camping on a canyon the other side of the range. Old Rabbit Tail told me this morning when he brought down the wood. It's there they find the rock they make these ollas of. It's a kind of decomposed granite. They pulverize it with their metates, add boiling water and get a very fair clay. Qui-tha is up there with them and his strong medicine has made ...
— The Forbidden Trail • Honore Willsie



Words linked to "Pulverize" :   disintegrate, destroy, powderise, powder, destruct, pulverization



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