—v.t. 1. to reduce to dust or powder, as by pounding or grinding.
2. to demolish or crush completely.
3. Slang.to defeat, hurt badly, or, figuratively, render helpless: The Kid pulverized Jackson with a series of brutal lefts. He's a veteran nightclub comic who can pulverize any audience in seconds.
—v.i. to become reduced to dust. Also,esp. Brit.,pul'ver•ise".