One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Consisting of fine particles; powdery or crumbly.
fine, dry, fine-grained, powder-like, dusty, chalky, floury, mealy, sandy, crumbly, friable, granulated, granularView synonyms
- ‘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.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin pulverulentus, from pulvis, pulver- ‘dust’.
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