pulverulent

[ puhl-ver-yuh-luh nt, -ver-uh-luh nt ]
/ pʌlˈvɛr yə lənt, -ˈvɛr ə lənt /

adjective

consisting of dust or fine powder.
crumbling to dust or powder.
covered with dust or powder.

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Origin of pulverulent

1650–60; < Latin pulverulentus dusty, equivalent to pulver- (stem of pulvis) dust + -ulentus -ulent

OTHER WORDS FROM pulverulent

pul·ver·u·lence, nounpul·ver·u·lent·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for pulverulent

pulverulent
/ (pʌlˈvɛrʊlənt) /

adjective

consisting of, covered with, or crumbling to dust or fine particles

Derived forms of pulverulent

pulverulence, noun

Word Origin for pulverulent

C17: from Latin pulverulentus, from pulvis dust
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