- to reduce to dust or powder, as by pounding or grinding.
- to demolish or crush completely.
- 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.
- to become reduced to dust.
Origin of pulverize
Related Words for pulverizedshatter, demolish, vaporize, annihilate, decimate, flatten, vanquish, crunch, pound, mull, buck, fragment, bray, splinter, fragmentize, grind, crush, beat, powder, granulate
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Contemporary Examples of pulverized
I landed spread-eagle on my stomach, my head and back struck by a relentless storm of pulverized glass and cement.How 9/11 Made Journalists Part of the Story
May 18, 2014
Barthas would look out on scenes of churned up earth filled with human remains and the debris of thousands of pulverized lives.Blood and Mud: A French Soldier’s WWI Memoir Vividly Describes Trench Warfare
May 1, 2014
Subtleties of study design and interpretation are pulverized in the name of the sound bite of course, but this is old news.Could Tylenol Cause ADHD?
February 25, 2014
Almost every “fact” is wrung through an ideological thresher and pulverized.A Response to David Mamet on Gun Control
January 28, 2013
Four weeks ago, his family removed his expensive headstone from his grave, pulverized it, and placed the remains in a landfill.British Police Nab Glam Rocker Gary Glitter
October 29, 2012
Historical Examples of pulverized
The mule is started, and in four or five hours the quartz is pulverized.Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining
John S. Hittell
Often the dried and pulverized solids of skim milk are used.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value
Adjoining this Refinery was the department in which charcoal was made and pulverized.History of the Confederate Powder Works
Geo. W. Rains
The leaves were dried and pulverized, and then made into a paste.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
Why, the two of them could have pulverized this pretty fellow opposite!The Pagan Madonna
- to reduce (a substance) to fine particles, as by crushing or grinding, or (of a substance) to be so reduced
- (tr) to destroy completely; defeat or injure seriously
Word Origin for pulverize
early 15c., from Late Latin pulverizare "reduce to powder or dust," from Latin pulvis (genitive pulveris) "dust, powder" (see pollen). Related: Pulverized; pulverizing.