of, pertaining to, or consisting of very small, separate particles
Origin of particulatefrom Classical Latin particula, particle + -ate
a very minute particle
Of, relating to, or formed of minute separate particles.
- A minute separate particle, as of a granular substance or powder.
- often particulates Particulate matter: diesel particulates; a high level of atmospheric particulates.
Origin of particulateFrom Latin particula a small part ; see particle .
(comparative more particulate, superlative most particulate)
From Late Latin particulatus, from Latin particula.