particulate


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Particulate \Par*tic"u*late\ (p[aum]r*t[i^]k"[-u]*l[=a]t), v. t.
   & i. [See Particle.]
   To particularize. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Particulate \Par*tic"u*late\ (p[aum]r*t[i^]k"[-u]*l[asl]t), a.
   1. Having the form of a particle.
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   2. Referring to, or produced by, particles, such as dust,
      minute germs, etc. [R.]
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            The smallpox is a particulate disease. --Tyndall.
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   3. Composed of particles; finely divided.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

particulate \par*tic"u*late\ (p[aum]r*t[i^]k"[-u]*l[asl]t), n.
   Matter composed of particles; -- often used in the pl.; as,
   the quantity of particulates in auto exhaust is strictly
   regulated.
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