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pulverulent

[puhl-ver-yuh-luh nt, -ver-uh-luh nt] /pʌlˈvɛr yə lənt, -ˈvɛr ə lənt/
adjective
1.
consisting of dust or fine powder.
2.
crumbling to dust or powder.
3.
covered with dust or powder.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin pulverulentus dusty, equivalent to pulver- (stem of pulvis) dust + -ulentus -ulent
Related forms
pulverulence, noun
pulverulently, adverb
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  • These oxides generally occur in a pulverulent or earthy form.
  • Lesions of the respiratory tract and the lungs caused by pulverulent antimony trioxide.
British Dictionary definitions for pulverulent

pulverulent

/pʌlˈvɛrʊlənt/
adjective
1.
consisting of, covered with, or crumbling to dust or fine particles
Derived Forms
pulverulence, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin pulverulentus, from pulvis dust
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