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- n. Alternative spelling of pulverization.
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- n. a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
- n. the act of grinding to a powder or dust
- n. annihilation by pulverizing something
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These additional connotations could mislead a reader upon first glance, and pulverisation is quite a technical word, hence the scare quotes in the heading and the elegant variation of “blow captives to atoms” in the sub-heading.
[...] could mislead a reader upon first glance, and pulverisation is quite a technical word, hence the scare quotes in the heading and the elegant variation of “blow captives to atoms” in the [...]
The article calls it pulverisation, which has a similar meaning to atomisation but can also commonly mean grinding or pounding, as in food preparation when one pulverises grains, herbs, or meat.
If a politician expresses admiration for Winston Churchill do you immediately think that he's a great fan of, among other considerations, casual indifference to the Bengal famine, the use of chemical weapons in Iraq or the pulverisation and total destruction of German cities?
The pulverisation of not only concrete, but nearly all human remains, is hard to explain in the context of either hypothesis
This expression serves very well to show the importance of a thorough pulverisation of the soil; and the best results are certainly obtained. where this is energetically carried out.
In the rainbow and parrot fish they are highly specialised, otherwise the pulverisation of the hard shell of molluscs would be impossible.
Certain types of earth still require screening after pulverisation.
It is therefore preferable to break down these agglomerates by a pulverisation operation.
I felt as prepared as one could be for some sort of catastrophic pulverisation to come my way, but in the event the process was subtler and long drawn out.
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