III. WORDS RELATING TO MATTER

II. INORGANIC MATTER

1. Solid Matter

Pulverulence.

[Nouns] [State of powder] powderiness, pulverulence; sandiness; efflorescence; friability.

powder, dust, sand, shingle; sawdust; grit; meal, bran, flour, farina, rice, paddy, spore, sporule; crumb, seed, grain; particle (smallness) [more]; limature, filings, debris, detritus, scobs, magistery, fine powder; flocculi.

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, attenuation, granulation, disintegration, subaction, contusion, trituration, levigation, abrasion, detrition, multure; limitation; tripsis; filing.

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

[Verbs] come to dust; be disintegrated, be reduced to powder

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

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

pulverizable; friable, crumbly, shivery; pulverized; attrite; in pieces.

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