pulverisation

World English Dictionary
pulverize or pulverise (ˈpʌlvəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to reduce (a substance) to fine particles, as by crushing or grinding, or (of a substance) to be so reduced
2.  (tr) to destroy completely; defeat or injure seriously
 
[C16: from Late Latin pulverizare or French pulvériser, from Latin pulverum, from pulvis dust]
 
pulverise or pulverise
 
vb
 
[C16: from Late Latin pulverizare or French pulvériser, from Latin pulverum, from pulvis dust]
 
'pulverizable or pulverise
 
adj
 
'pulverisable or pulverise
 
adj
 
pulveri'zation or pulverise
 
n
 
pulveri'sation or pulverise
 
n
 
'pulverizer or pulverise
 
n
 
'pulveriser or pulverise
 
n

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pulverisation

noun
1. a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized [syn: powder
2. the act of grinding to a powder or dust [syn: grind
3. annihilation by pulverizing something [syn: pulverization
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