pulverise
British variant of pulverize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pulvérisé — pulvérisé, ée (pul vé ri zé, zée) part. passé de pulvériser. •   Les glaces pulvérisées par la violence du choc s élèvent en tourbillons de poussière à une grande hauteur, SAUSSURE Voy. Alpes, t. II, p. 260, dans POUGENS.    Par extension. •   Le …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • pulverise — (Brit.) v. crush, grind into fine particles (also pulverize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pulverisé — Pulverisé, [pulveris]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • pulverise — verb a) To completely destroy, especially by crushing to fragments or a powder. b) To defeat soundly, thrash …   Wiktionary

  • Pulverise — defeat overwhelmingly, as a fighter …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • pulverise — Australian Slang defeat overwhelmingly, as a fighter …   English dialects glossary

  • pulverise — pul|ver|ise [ pʌlvə,raız ] a British spelling of pulverize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pulverise — UK [ˈpʌlvəraɪz] / US [ˈpʌlvəˌraɪz] pulverize …   English dictionary

  • pulverise — [c]/ˈpʌlvəraɪz / (say pulvuhruyz) verb (pulverised, pulverising) –verb (t) 1. to reduce to dust or powder, as by pounding, grinding, etc. 2. to demolish. 3. Colloquial to defeat overwhelmingly, as a fighter. –verb (i) 4. to become reduced to dust …   Australian English dictionary

  • pulverise — verb 1. become powder or dust When it was blown up, the building powderized • Syn: ↑powderize, ↑pulverize, ↑powderise • Derivationally related forms: ↑pulverisation, ↑pulverization ( …   Useful english dictionary

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