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pərˈtɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt, pəˈtɪk-, pɑr-par·tic·u·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. particulate, particulate matteradjective

    a small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)

  2. particulateadjective

    composed of distinct particles


  1. Particulateadjective

    Composed of particles; finely divided.

  2. particulatenoun

    Matter composed of particles; -- often used in the pl.; as, the quantity of particulates in auto exhaust is strictly regulated.


  1. particulatenoun

    Any solid or liquid in a subdivided state, especially one that exhibits special characteristics which are negligible in the bulk material

    Etymology: From particulatus, from particula.

  2. particulateadjective

    Composed of separate particles.

    Etymology: From particulatus, from particula.

  3. particulateadjective

    Pertaining to heritable characteristics which are attributable discretely to either one or another of an offspring's parents, rather than a blend of the two.

    Etymology: From particulatus, from particula.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Particulate

    to particularize

    Etymology: [See Particle.]

  2. Particulateadjective

    having the form of a particle

    Etymology: [See Particle.]

  3. Particulateadjective

    referring to, or produced by, particles, such as dust, minute germs, etc

    Etymology: [See Particle.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of particulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of particulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of particulate in a Sentence

  1. Robert Brook:

    While most people can readily observe and believe that air pollution may cause lung diseases, it is in fact cardiovascular diseases that are the largest adverse health effect of fine particulate matter exposure.

  2. Scott Landes:

    The entire state of Colorado has periodically received influxes of wildfire smoke over the past week, and particularly the eastern half of the state( including Denver). This has increased fine particulate concentrations( PM2.5) and also enhanced ozone pollution throughout the Front Range region.

  3. Albert Rizzo:

    The particulate matter is what leads the airways to be a very fertile ground for uninvited infection like the Covid virus to get into our airway, the immune system is only geared up to try to fight the effects of a particulate matter and now it has a virus that it has to trigger against as well.

  4. Marcelo Mena-Carrasco:

    We should be very concerned about this, the Harvard University paper shows every microgram per cubic meter of particulate matter causes a 15 % increase in COVID-19 death rates.

  5. Robert Kaplan:

    You've got a dramatic decrease in the soluble lead. What we're seeing though is particulate lead, which indicates that the system is unstable.

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    expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language
    • A. articulate
    • B. ultimo
    • C. omnifarious
    • D. incumbent

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