[puhl-ver-yuh-luh nt, -ver-uh-luh nt]


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

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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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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