pulverise

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See also: pulvérisé and pulvérise

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Borrowed from French pulvériser, from Latin pulverizo, pulverizare, from 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 render into dust or powder.
  2. (transitive) To completely destroy, especially by crushing to fragments or a powder.
  3. (transitive) To defeat soundly, thrash.
  4. (intransitive) To become reduced to powder; to fall to dust.
    the stone pulverises easily

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