(Pul"ver*ate) v. t. [L. pulveratus, p. p. of pulverare to pulverize. See Pulverize.] To beat or reduce to powder or dust; to pulverize. [R.]

(Pul"ver*ine) n. [L. pulvis, pulveris, dust, powder; cf. F. pulvérin.] Ashes of barilla. Ure.

(Pul"ver*i`za*ble) a. Admitting of being pulverized; pulverable. Barton.

(Pul`ver*i*za"tion) n. [Cf. F. pulvérisation.] The action of reducing to dust or powder.

(Pul"ver*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pulverized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pulverizing ] [F. pulvériser, L. pulverizare, fr. pulvis dust, powder. See Powder.] To reduce of fine powder or dust, as by beating, grinding, or the like; as, friable substances may be pulverized by grinding or beating, but to pulverize malleable bodies other methods must be pursued.

(Pul"ver*ize), v. i. To become reduced to powder; to fall to dust; as, the stone pulverizes easily.

(Pul"ver*i`zer) n. One who, or that which, pulverizes.

(Pul"ver*ous) a. [Cf. L. pulvereus, from pulvis, pulveris, dust, powder.] Consisting of dust or powder; like powder.

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