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par•tic•u•late



Pronunciation: (pur-tik'yu-lit, -lāt", pu-tik'-, pär-), [key]
adj.
of, pertaining to, or composed of distinct particles.

n.
1. a separate and distinct particle.
2. a material composed of such particles.
3. particulates,
a. the aggregate of such particles, esp. as produced by one source: tests to analyze diesel particulates.
b. Meteorol.solid or liquid particles suspended in the atmosphere, esp. pollutants.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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