Etymology
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pulverise (v.)
chiefly British English spelling of pulverize (q.v.). Also see -ize. Related: Pulverised; pulverising; pulverisation.
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pulverization (n.)

"the act of breaking or reducing to dust or powder," 1650s, noun of action from pulverize, or else from French pulvérisation, from pulveriser. Figurative sense of "utter demolition" is by 1873. Slightly earlier, but now obsolete, was pulveration (1620s).

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