pulverization


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pul·ver·i·za·tion

(pŭl'vĕr-i-zā'shŭn),
Reduction to powder.

pulverization

(pŭl″vĕr-ī-zā′shŭn) [L. pulvis, powder]
The crushing of any substance to powder or tiny particles.

pulverization

in dentistry, high-speed burs may be used to remove root fragments that cannot be extracted or are ankylosed.
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Nano- to microscale rice pulverization processes result in smaller average particle sizes.
There is, too, the long development of a certain high-mindedness, a humorlessness, a pulverization of delight that stamps a particular kind of European, male, heterosexual artist making figurative paintings against the prevailing grain.
In the midst of that test, an explosion in the coal pulverization area knocked the plant off-line for 36 hours.
The great unspoken fact of Transvaal politics in 1902 was that the peasantry had just witnessed, at close quarters, the pulverization of its exploiters by an army organically linked to an administration now bent upon restoring them .
Homogenization and pulverization of composite samples of fish muscle were achieved in a teflon mortar.
Taking into consideration the dimensions of the cave and the volume of material necessary to be produced plus the void created by rock pulverization, a 7-foot breach charge was selected.
Despite the massive aerial bombardment, artillery pulverization, and air strikes, it was the infantryman, usually at only platoon level, who took the enemy on at close quarters, a confrontation, as Brown tells it, that was often more defensive than offensive.
Cocoa pulverization systems have been part of the Buhler range of products for more than two decades.
A good example is the Certess cathodic pulverization process developed by the French company Techniques Surface with financial backing from the French Agency for Research Promotion (ANVAR).
The risk that the pulverization of Iraq "may come to be seen as having precipitated a geopolitical disaster and moral disgrace" is at least as true today as it was in the spring of 1991.