Definition of pulverate in English:

pulverate

verb

rare
  • with object To reduce to powder; to pulverize. In later use chiefly figurative (US informal): to defeat soundly, to demolish; to thrash.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in George Sandys (1578–1644), writer and traveller. From classical Latin pulverāt-, past participial stem of pulverāre pulver.

Pronunciation

pulverate

/ˈpʌlvəreɪt/