Particulate Par*tic"u*late (p[aum]r*t[i^]k"[-u]*l[asl]t), a. 1. Having the form of a particle. [1913 Webster]

2. Referring to, or produced by, particles, such as dust, minute germs, etc. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The smallpox is a particulate disease. --Tyndall. [1913 Webster]

3. Composed of particles; finely divided. [PJC]

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