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From Latin pulverulentus, from dust.


pulverulent ‎(comparative more pulverulent, superlative most pulverulent)

  1. Consisting of, covered with, or disintegrating into a fine powder; powdery; dusty.
    • 1900, H. G. Wells, Love and Mr. Lewisham, ch. 15,
      The first pulverulent snows told that Christmas was at hand.
    • 2004, Umberto Eco (Geoffrey Brock. trans.), The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, ISBN 9780156030434, p. 120,
      If a cellar prefigures the underworld, an attic promises a rather threadbare paradise, where the dead bodies appear in a pulverulent glow.

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