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par·tic·u·late mat·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. particulate, particulate matternoun

    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)


  1. particulate matternoun

    Any solid or liquid in a finely subdivided state, especially when considered as an atmospheric pollutant.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Particulate Matter

    Particles of any solid substance, generally under 30 microns in size, often noted as PM30. There is special concern with PM1 which can get down to PULMONARY ALVEOLI and induce MACROPHAGE ACTIVATION and PHAGOCYTOSIS leading to FOREIGN BODY REACTION and LUNG DISEASES.

Editors Contribution

  1. Particulate matter

    Particulate matter: very small, solid particles made up of different substances. These are dangerous, because they can get lodged deep within human pulmonary systems, creating many health problems.

    Submitted by rinat on June 24, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of particulate matter in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of particulate matter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of particulate matter in a Sentence

  1. Mary Njenga:

    The temperatures inside the boilers of tea factories are so high, they are able to more fully burn the particulate matter and the carbon dioxide so that little is released.

  2. 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.

  3. Eli Dickerson:

    Another thing that trees do for us is sequester pollution, on top of living in an area that might flood more, living in an area that's hotter, living in an area that also has more particulate matter and worse air quality, all of this can be addressed by trees.

  4. Ashima:

    Few memories are deep seated like particulate matter...easy to inhale but never exhale fully!

  5. Sajal Gupta:

    Couples suffering from infertility need to exercise caution especially if they are residing in areas with high ambient particulate matter, relocating to areas with low contamination of particulate matter is an alternative to prevent adverse impact on fertility.

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    separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
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