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.

Nearby words

  1. pulv.,
  2. pulverable,
  3. pulverise,
  4. pulverization,
  5. pulverize,
  6. pulvillus,
  7. pulvinar,
  8. pulvinate,
  9. pulvinus,
  10. puma

Origin of pulverulent

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

Related formspul·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 Formspulverulence, noun

Word Origin for pulverulent

C17: from Latin pulverulentus, from pulvis dust

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