- the aggregate of such particles, especially as produced by one source: tests to analyze diesel particulates.
- Meteorology. solid or liquid particles suspended in the atmosphere, especially pollutants.
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Origin of particulate
OTHER WORDS FROM particulatenon·par·tic·u·late, adjective
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Burning charcoal generates hydrocarbons, particulate air pollution, wildfires, and carbon footprints.P.J. O'Rourke: 27 Sensitive, Caring, Green, and Politically Committed Reasons to Ban July 4th|P. J. O’Rourke|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Neither the particulate nor the chemical theories help us here.Science and Morals and Other Essays|Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
These results of experiments are commonly understood to prove the particulate character of the agents so studied.
The result is a case of particulate inheritance—the single comb being inherited anteriorly and the oo comb posteriorly.Inheritance of Characteristics in Domestic Fowl|Charles Benedict Davenport