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English definition of “pulverize”

pulverize

verb [T] (UK usually pulverise)     /ˈpʌl.vər.aɪz/ US  /-və.raɪz/
to press or crush something until it becomes powder or a soft mass: pulverized coal/bonesSqueezing and grinding informal to defeat someone easilyWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport pulverization (UK usually pulverisation)     /ˌpʌl.vər.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-vɚ.ə-/ noun [U]
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