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Pulverize   /pˈəlvərˌaɪz/   Listen
Pulverize

verb
(past & past part. pulverized; pres. part. pulverizing)
1.
Make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust.  Synonyms: powder, powderise, powderize, pulverise.
2.
Destroy completely.  Synonyms: demolish, pulverise.  "Demolish your enemies" , "Pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand"
3.
Become powder or dust.  Synonyms: powderise, powderize, pulverise.






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"Pulverize" Quotes from Famous Books



... immortalize italicize jeopardize legalize liberalize localize magnetize memorialize mesmerize metamorphize methodize minimize modernize monopolize moralize nationalize naturalize neutralize organize ostracize paralyze particularize pasteurize patronize philosophize plagiarize pulverize realize recognize reorganize revolutionize satirize scandalize scrutinize signalize solemnize soliloquize specialize spiritualize standardize stigmatize subsidize summarize syllogize symbolize sympathize tantalize temporize ...
— Division of Words • Frederick W. Hamilton

... for Baby or Older Child.—"Take a teaspoonful alum, pulverize it and sprinkle it on the whites of two fresh eggs in a cup or glass, let it stand for a few minutes, until the combination has turned to water, or water is produced; then give one-half teaspoonful ...
— Mother's Remedies - Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remedies from Mothers - of the United States and Canada • T. J. Ritter

... only to go into a church, fall down on your knees before the priest, he will make you invulnerable by a sign of the cross; then, come storms that pulverize the body or crush the mind, you are ...
— Willis the Pilot • Paul Adrien

... the nearer we are to that kingdom of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost which we seek. Get out of the narrow individualism or atomism—for let us never forget that individual and atom are the same word—which threatens to dwarf and pulverize us, which keeps within our view only the narrow range of our own interests and defeats their true pursuit by the very intensity of attention it concentrates upon them; and live, as Goethe says, "in the beautiful, the good, and the whole," the kingdom of the Eternal. Have ...
— The Power of Womanhood, or Mothers and Sons - A Book For Parents, And Those In Loco Parentis • Ellice Hopkins

... cunning enough to make a feint at his face, and then fell down and lay hold of his knees: he was about to pulverize this fellow with one blow of his shovel, when the other flung his arms round him. It became a mere struggle. Such was his fury and his vigor, however, that they could not master him. He played his head like a snake, so that they could not seize him disadvantageously; ...
— Put Yourself in His Place • Charles Reade

... headlong into the most shocking errors of judgement, exaggerating this feature and belittling that in a way that will horrify the critic of a decade or two hence. Mr. Belloc himself may turn and rend us: deny our premises: scatter our syllogisms: pulverize our theories. ...
— Hilaire Belloc - The Man and His Work • C. Creighton Mandell

... Pulverize the eikonogen, add the water and, at the same time, the material on its removal from the printing frame, and keep in motion until the development ...
— Photographic Reproduction Processes • P.C. Duchochois



Words linked to "Pulverize" :   powder, powderize, pulverise, powderise, demolish, pulverization, destruct, destroy, disintegrate



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