Definition of pulverulent in English:

pulverulent

adjective

archaic
  • Consisting of fine particles; powdery or crumbly:

    ‘with a much larger current, pure chromium separates in a pulverulent form’
    • ‘A dosing device of a pulverulent material uses an oscillating drive mechanism with straight to-and-fro movement to extract and dose a pulverulent material contained in a hopper with a calibrated outlet aperture.’
    • ‘Measuring the volume of a pulverulent body carried by a conveyor is important in many construction fields.’
    fine, dry, fine-grained, powder-like, dusty, chalky, floury, mealy, sandy, crumbly, friable, granulated, granular
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin pulverulentus, from pulvis, pulver- dust.

Pronunciation

pulverulent

/pʌlˈvɛrʊl(ə)nt/