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Verb: atomise  'a-tu,mIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: atomize)
  1. Spray very finely
    "atomise perfume";
    - atomize
     
  2. Strike at with firepower or bombs
    "atomise the enemy";
    - nuke, atomize, zap
     
  3. Break up into small particles
    "the fine powder had been atomised by air";
    - atomize

Derived forms: atomised, atomises, atomising

Type of: bomb, bombard, break up, fragment, fragmentise [Brit], fragmentize, spray