consisting of dust or fine powder.
crumbling to dust or powder.
covered with dust or powder.
- pul·ver·u·lence, noun
- pul·ver·u·lent·ly, adverb
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How to use pulverulent in a sentence
The pulverulent materials of glass, heated until they coalesce without melting.
It occurs pulverulent, and also compact, with a fracture somewhat lamellar.
By the combined action of heat and charcoal, it passes first into a red pulverulent oxide, and then into metallic lead.
On the heavy pulverulent gold which remains in the vessel, some more acid should be boiled, to carry off any residuary silver.
At the bottom of each balloon a nucleus of salt remains, surrounded with fixed pulverulent matter.
British Dictionary definitions for pulverulent
consisting of, covered with, or crumbling to dust or fine particles
- pulverulence, noun
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