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PULVERIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pulverize mean? 

PULVERIZE (verb)
  The verb PULVERIZE has 3 senses:

1. make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
2. destroy completely
3. become powder or dust

  Familiarity information: PULVERIZE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PULVERIZE (verb)


Sense 1pulverize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

pulverize; powder; powderise; powderize; pulverise

Context example:

pulverize the grains

Hypernyms (to "pulverize" is one way to...):

disintegrate (break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2pulverize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Destroy completely

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

demolish; pulverise; pulverize

Context examples:

the wrecking ball demolished the building / demolish your enemies / pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand

Hypernyms (to "pulverize" is one way to...):

destroy; destruct (do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3pulverize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become powder or dust

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

powderize; powderise; pulverise; pulverize

Context example:

When it was blown up, the building powderized

Hypernyms (to "pulverize" is one way to...):

disintegrate (break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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