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Adjective: particulate  paa(r)'ti-kyu-lut
  1. Composed of distinct particles
Noun: particulate  paa(r)'ti-kyu-lut
  1. A small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)
    - particulate matter

Derived forms: particulates

Type of: material, stuff

Antonym: nonparticulate

Encyclopedia: Particulate