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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Definitions for pulverulent

  1. covered with dust or powder.
  2. consisting of dust or fine powder.
  3. crumbling to dust or powder.

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Citations for pulverulent
... On shelves pulverulent, majestic stands / His library; in ragged plight, and old; / Replete with many a load of criticism… Mark Akenside, "The Poet," Gentleman's Magazine, July 1737
... more and more books by the crateful daily delivered, old things mostly, out of prints, limited runs regressed from private libraries and archives, flownover from attics, excavated from basements and the least accessible stacks of permanent collections; they're turning pages pulverulent, impairing visibility ... Joshua Cohen, Witz, 2010
Origin of pulverulent
Pulverulent finds its roots in the Latin word pulvis meaning "dust." It entered English in the mid-1600s.