Definition of particulate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

particulate

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BrE BrE//pɑːˈtɪkjələt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈtɪkjələt//
 
; BrE BrE//pɑːˈtɪkjəleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːrˈtɪkjəleɪt//
 
(chemistry) Waste and pollution
 
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particulates [plural] matter in the form of particles See related entries: Waste and pollution Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Latin particula ‘particle’ + -ate.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: particulate

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