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Verb: pulverise  'púl-vu,rIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: pulverize)
  1. Destroy completely
    "the wrecking ball pulverised the building";
    - demolish, pulverize
     
  2. Become powder or dust
    "When it was blown up, the building pulverised";
    - powderize, pulverize, powderise [Brit]
     
  3. Make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    "pulverise the grains";
    - powderize, powderise [Brit], powder, pulverize

Derived forms: pulverised, pulverises, pulverising

Type of: destroy, destruct, disintegrate, spifflicate, spiflicate