pulverize | pulverization

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Meaning(s)

crush something

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pulverize - demolish

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When you ‘pulverize’ something, you crush or press it until it has been reduced to powder or a soft mass. This can be applied in either a literal or figurative sense. Figuratively the word can be used to express doing great damage to or utterly defeating somebody or something, though, in this sense, it is viewed as being informal.

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Synonyms disintegrate,granulate,atomize
Antonyms construct,manufacture

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  1. As part of our culinary course, we had to pulverize grain in order to make our own flour.

  2. Looking at the latest sales figures, it’s clear that Richard has managed to pulverize his competition for the third month running!

  3. The construction firm’s new piece of equipment is highly abrasive and designed for the pulverization of concrete.

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