Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 330. Pulverulence.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section II. Inorganic Matter
1. Solid Matter
330. Pulverulence.
NOUN:[STATE OF POWDER.] PULVERULENCE; sandiness &c. adj.; efflorescence; friability, friableness, arenosity, sabulosity.
  PARTICLE (smallness) [See Smallness]; powder, dust, sand, shingle; sawdust; grit; meal, bran, flour, farina, rice, paddy, spore, sporule; crumb, seed, grain; limature [obs.], filings, débris [F.], detritus, scobs, magistery, fine powder; flocculi.
  smoke; cloud of -dust, - sand, - smoke; puff -, volume- of smoke; sand storm, dust storm.
  [REDUCTION TO POWDER] pulverization, comminution, attenuation, granulation, disintegration, subaction, contusion, trituration, levigation, abrasion, detrition, multure limation; tripsis; filing &c. v.
  [INSTRUMENTS FOR PULVERIZATION] mill, arrastra, gristmill, grater, rasp, file, pestle and mortar, nutmeg grater, teeth, grinder, grindstone, kern [dial.], quern, quernstone, millstone.
  [SCIENCE] koniology.
VERB:COME TO DUST; be disintegrated, be reduced to powder &c.
  PULVERIZE, comminute, granulate, triturate, levigate; reduce or grind to powder; scrape, file, abrade, rub down, grind, grate, rasp, pound, bray, bruise, contuse, contund [rare]; beat, crush, craunch or cranch, crunch, scranch [colloq.], crumble, disintegrate; attenuate [See Contraction].
ADJECTIVE:POWDERY, pulverulent, granular, mealy, floury, farinaceous, branny, furfuraceous, flocculent, dusty, sandy, sabulous, psammous; detrital, arenaceous, arenose, arenarious, gritty; efflorescent, impalpable; lentiginous, lepidote, sabuline; sporaceous, sporous.
  PULVERABLE or pulverizable; friable, crumbly, shivery; pulverized &c. v.; attrite; in pieces.
QUOTATION:Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small.—Longfellow—from von Logau



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