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 for pulverize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pulverize \Pul"ver*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pulverized; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Pulverizing.] [F. pulv['e]riser, L.
     pulverizare, fr. pulvis dust, powder. See Powder.]
     To reduce of fine powder or dust, as by beating, grinding, or
     the like; as, friable substances may be pulverized by
     grinding or beating, but to pulverize malleable bodies other
     methods must be pursued.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pulverize \Pul"ver*ize\, v. i.
     To become reduced to powder; to fall to dust; as, the stone
     pulverizes easily.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pulverize
      v 1: make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust;
           "pulverize the grains" [syn: powderize, powderise,
           powder, pulverize, pulverise]
      2: destroy completely; "the wrecking ball demolished the
         building"; "demolish your enemies"; "pulverize the rebellion
         before it gets out of hand" [syn: demolish, pulverize,
         pulverise]
      3: become powder or dust; "When it was blown up, the building
         powderized" [syn: powderize, pulverize, pulverise,
         powderise]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  108 Moby Thesaurus words for "pulverize":
     abrade, annihilate, atomize, bang, baste, batter, beat, bray,
     break into pieces, break to pieces, break up, brecciate, buck,
     buffet, cleave, comminute, contriturate, crash, crumb, crumble,
     crunch, crush, cut to pieces, decimate, demolish, destroy,
     devastate, diffuse, disassemble, disintegrate, dismantle, disperse,
     disrupt, drub, dynamite, fission, flail, flap, flour, fragment,
     grain, granulate, granulize, grate, grind, grind to powder, hammer,
     knock, lambaste, larrup, levigate, make mincemeat of, mash, maul,
     mill, mince, mull, paste, patter, pelt, pestle, pick to pieces,
     pommel, pound, powder, pull in pieces, pull to pieces, pummel, rap,
     reduce to powder, reduce to rubble, rend, rub out, ruin, scatter,
     scrunch, shard, shatter, shiver, shred, sledgehammer, smash,
     smash up, smatter, spank, splinter, split, squash, squish, sunder,
     take apart, tear apart, tear down, tear to pieces, tear to shreds,
     tear to tatters, thrash, thresh, thump, total, triturate, unbuild,
     undo, unmake, wallop, whip, wrack up, wreck
  
  

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