Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 330 (Pulverulence)

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#330. Pulverulence. -- N. powderiness[obs][State of powder.], pulverulence[obs]; sandiness &c. adj.; efflorescence; friability.

powder, dust, sand, shingle; sawdust; grit; meal, bran, flour, farina, rice, paddy, spore, sporule[obs]; crumb, seed, grain; particle &c. (smallness) 32; limature|, filings, debris, detritus, tailings, talus slope, scobs[obs], magistery[obs], fine powder; flocculi[Lat].

smoke; cloud of dust, cloud of sand, cloud of smoke; puff of smoke, volume of smoke; sand storm, dust storm.

[Reduction to powder] pulverization, comminution[obs], attenuation, granulation, disintegration, subaction[obs], contusion, trituration[Chem], levigation[obs], abrasion, detrition, multure[obs]; limitation; tripsis[obs]; filing &c.v..

[Instruments for pulverization] mill, arrastra[obs], gristmill, grater, rasp, file, mortar and pestle, nutmeg grater, teeth, grinder, grindstone, kern[obs], quern[obs], koniology[obs].

V. come to dust; be disintegrated, be reduced to powder &c.

reduce to powder, grind to powder; pulverize, comminute, granulate, triturate, levigate[obs]; scrape, file, abrade, rub down, grind, grate, rasp, pound, bray, bruise; contuse, contund[obs]; beat, crush, cranch[obs], craunch[obs], crunch, scranch[obs], crumble, disintegrate; attenuate &c. 195.

Adj. powdery, pulverulent[obs], granular, mealy, floury, farinaceous, branny[obs], furfuraceous[obs], flocculent, dusty, sandy, sabulous[obs], psammous[obs]; arenose[obs], arenarious[obs], arenaceous[obs]; gritty, efflorescent, impalpable; lentiginous[obs], lepidote[obs], sabuline[obs]; sporaceous[obs], sporous[obs].

pulverizable; friable, crumbly, shivery; pulverized &c. v.; attrite[obs]; in pieces.