Pulverize meaning

pŭl'və-rīz'
To overwhelm or defeat utterly.

The visitors pulverized the home team.

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Pulverize is to crush into powder, or to demolish.

When a building is torn down, this is an example of when the building is pulverized.

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To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.
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To be ground or reduced to powder or dust.
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To crush, grind, etc. into a powder or dust.
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To break down completely; demolish.
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To be crushed, ground, etc. into powder or dust.
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(American) Alternative spelling of pulverise.
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Origin of pulverize

Middle English pulverizen from Late Latin pulverizāre from Latin pulvis pulver- dust