Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of pulverizing, or reducing to dust or powder. Also spelled pulverisation.
  • noun The reduction of liquids in the form of spray and the projection of the latter with force upon the surface of the body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The action of reducing to dust or powder.

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  • noun The act of pulverizing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
  • noun the act of grinding to a powder or dust
  • noun annihilation by pulverizing something

Etymologies

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pulverize +‎ -ation

Examples

  • If anything is shocking about what happened Friday, it's how much America's relationship with those that hate us against a backdrop of a Middle East, and a Muslim core, most notable now for wrestling with political freedoms falls into the knee-jerk bucket of cowboy justice, pulverization, and targeted killings -- this one, historic for the first ever of an American.

    Michael Shaw: Reading the Pictures: al-Awlaki: What's Wrong With This Picture?

  • If anything is shocking about what happened Friday, it's how much America's relationship with those that hate us against a backdrop of a Middle East, and a Muslim core, most notable now for wrestling with political freedoms falls into the knee-jerk bucket of cowboy justice, pulverization, and targeted killings -- this one, historic for the first ever of an American.

    Michael Shaw: Reading the Pictures: al-Awlaki: What's Wrong With This Picture?

  • If anything is shocking about what happened Friday, it's how much America's relationship with those that hate us against a backdrop of a Middle East, and a Muslim core, most notable now for wrestling with political freedoms falls into the knee-jerk bucket of cowboy justice, pulverization, and targeted killings -- this one, historic for the first ever of an American.

    Michael Shaw: Reading the Pictures: al-Awlaki: What's Wrong With This Picture?

  • If anything is shocking about what happened Friday, it's how much America's relationship with those that hate us against a backdrop of a Middle East, and a Muslim core, most notable now for wrestling with political freedoms falls into the knee-jerk bucket of cowboy justice, pulverization, and targeted killings -- this one, historic for the first ever of an American.

    Michael Shaw: Reading the Pictures: al-Awlaki: What's Wrong With This Picture?

  • Dissection and pulverization by Bia Winter on Friday, May 29, 2009 at 9: 41: 09 AM

    The Grift that Keeps on Giving: Bibi's 'Innocent' Gift to Obama

  • If this is reasonable skepticism to doubt the alternate Twin Towers pulverization theories put forth by the 911 Truth movement, it is also reasonable skepticism to doubt the official pulverization theories put forth by the US Government and the media.

    Ben Cohen: My Argument with the 9/11 Truth Movement

  • Explosions, implosion, pyroclastic cloud, entire pulverization of both buildings is not even mentioned in the official story.

    Ben Cohen: My Argument with the 9/11 Truth Movement

  • For the true nettoyage there is necessary the vaporization, the pulverization in depth with the essential oils, the peeling, the massage, the bio-adhesive masque of green clay from the banks of the Rhône, and finally the application of the salve of foie gras from the Périgord.

    Evan Eisenberg: Breaking News: World Unites to Save Darfur

  • The description in English-speaking newspapers of the alleged pulverization of Hamburg irritated Joseph Goebbels: A group of journalists, including William Shirer, was given a tour of the city in order to show that the damage was, in a military sense, almost nonexistent.

    Human Smoke

  • The ground now covering all that could perish of my departed wife, I waited only for what Mr. Micawber called the ‘final pulverization of Heep’; and for the departure of the emigrants.

    David Copperfield

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