Pulverous Pul"ver*ous, a. [Cf. L. pulvereus, from pulvis, pulveris, dust, powder.] Consisting of dust or powder; like powder. [1913 Webster]

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  • pulverous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Consisting of small particles: dusty, fine1, powdery, pulverulent. See BIG …   English dictionary for students

  • pulverous — pul·ver·ous …   English syllables

  • pulverous — ˈpəlvərəs adjective Etymology: Latin pulver , pulvis, dust, powder + English ous more at pollen : powdery …   Useful english dictionary

  • pulverized — Synonyms and related words: branny, chalklike, chalky, comminute, comminuted, crushed, detrital, detrited, disintegrated, dusty, efflorescent, farinaceous, fine, flaky, floury, furfuraceous, gone to dust, granular, grated, ground, impalpable,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fine — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. penalty, forfeit, amercement. v. t. amerce, mulct, penalize. See punishment. adj. pure, superior, admirable, excellent; small, tiny, slender, flimsy, delicate; worthy, estimable; skilled,… …   English dictionary for students

  • dusty — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. undusted, grimy, unused, untouched; see dirty 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. dirty, sandy, granular, *linty, sooty, powdery, undusted. ANT.: dusted, clean, polished III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Consisting… …   English dictionary for students

  • pulverulent — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Consisting of small particles: dusty, fine1, powdery, pulverous. See BIG …   English dictionary for students

  • chalky — adj 1. colorless, pale, pasty, wan, pallid, waxen, sallow, ashen, ghastly; blanched, bleached, milky, milk white; white, albescent, snowy, niveous, marmoreal. 2. cretaceous, powdery, crumbly, pulverous, dusty, flaky, pulverulent; comminuted,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • gritty — adj 1. sandy, sandlike, sabulous, arenaceous, arenose, arenulous, Obs. arenarious, Obs. are nate, Obs. arenated; grainy, grained, granular, granulate, granulated; gravelly, pebbly, pebbled, shingly, shingled; dusty, powdery, pulverous,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pulverize —   v.t. reduce to powder or fragments; grind; smash.    ♦ pulveraceous, pulverous, pulverulent, a. covered with dust; dusty; crumbling into dust.    ♦ pulverulence, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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