pulverise

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From French pulvériser, from Latin pulvis ‎(powder).

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pulverise ‎(third-person singular simple present pulverises, present participle pulverising, simple past and past participle pulverised)

  1. (transitive) To completely destroy, especially by crushing to fragments or a powder.
  2. To defeat soundly, thrash.
  3. (intransitive) To become reduced to powder; to fall to dust.
    the stone pulverises easily

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