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pulverize

pul·ver·ize

pulverize

 
 
pronunciation:
puhl v raIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pulverized, pulverizes, pulverizing
definition 1: to make into powder, as by crushing, grinding, or pounding.
The giant machine pulverizes the rock.
synonyms:
bray, crush, granulate, grind, powder, triturate
similar words:
crumble, crunch, grate, mash, mill, pound
definition 2: to destroy, demolish, or annihilate.
synonyms:
annihilate, demolish, destroy, shatter, smash
similar words:
crush, eliminate, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, obliterate, ruin, thrash, wipe out, wreck
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be made into powder, as by crushing, grinding, or pounding.
synonyms:
granulate, grind, powder
similar words:
break, crumble, crush, grain, smash, squash
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derivations: pulverizable (adj.), pulverization (n.), pulverizer (n.)