Adjective "Pulverized" definition and examples

(Pulverized may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈpʌlvərʌɪz/

Definitions and examples

verb

Reduce to fine particles.
  1. 'In a spice grinder, combine star anise, nutmeg, cloves and cumin; pulverize to a fine powder.'
  2. 'With a pleasantly vengeful fury, as if performing a valuable task, we pursued every last component with our mallets until we had pulverized it into unrecognizability.'
  3. 'Gondolas loaded with small rocks and rubble discharged the load in two huge Austin crushers that operated much like a grist mill pulverizing the stone.'
  4. 'Grind until mixture is completely pulverized and mixed well.'
  5. 'Continue to pulverize remaining half to a fine powder.'
  6. 'But in the case of planetary disks, colliding rocks at the edges of the solar systems are pulverized into pebbles, causing particles to be flung in all directions.'
  7. 'His right hand pulverized the pills into a powder while his left hand returned to the slit in the mattress.'
  8. 'The sponge is pulverized in an attrition mill employing titanium plates to minimize contamination which would result from conventional cast-iron plates.'
  9. 'Where we take grains and we strip them of their fiber, we pulverize them into a very fine starch and then we make them into things…'
  10. 'Percussion drills make their way deep into the ground, bit by bit, pounding the soil and pulverising it into a muddy paste, which is then brought to the surface in flanged containers.'
  11. 'he had a winning car and pulverized the opposition'
  12. 'But any doubts as to just how brilliantly Rock of Gibraltar had developed were dispelled in the Irish 2,000 Guineas when he pulverised the opposition at the Curragh.'
  13. 'Northern United was unable to increase the score as they pulverized the Pioneers defense, but too often kicked wide.'
  14. 'The event organiser said: ‘He absolutely pulverised the opposition.’'
  15. 'Mabouya bounced back from that counter-attack and in the latter stages pulverized their opponents' defense.'
  16. 'This, we might have presumed, was much more to his liking: pulverising moderate opposition in the Premiership rather than trying to cope with the quality of Barcelona.'

More definitions

1. to reduce to dust or powder, as by pounding or grinding.

2. to demolish or crush completely.

3. Slang. to defeat, hurt badly, or, figuratively, render helpless: The Kid pulverized Jackson with a series of brutal lefts. He's a veteran nightclub comic who can pulverize any audience in seconds. verb (used without object), pulverized, pulverizing.

4. to become reduced to dust.

More examples(as adjective)

"samples can be pulverized."

"shells can be pulverized."

"parts can be pulverized."

"limes can be pulverized."

"grains can be pulverized."

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Origin

(pulverize)Late Middle English: from late Latin pulverizare, from pulvis, pulver- ‘dust’.