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Definition of "pulverize" [pul•ver•ize]

  • To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust. (verb-transitive)
  • To demolish. (verb-transitive)
  • To be ground or reduced to powder or dust. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pulverize" in a sentence
  • "The energy necessary to pulverize the reinforced core of the towers would make it impossible for them to collapse at free-fall speed, yet they did."
  • "And we must not just beat Prop 23, we must pulverize it like the dust beneath our feet."
  • "Steven Austin gives the following overview: (1) Fast-flowing water (faster than twenty miles an hour) can pulverize solid rock."