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Meaning of COMMINUTE

Pronunciation:  'kâmu`noot

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
 

COMMINUTE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: bray, crunch, grind, mash
 
 See Also: break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, mill, pestle, pulp

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com"mi*nute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comminuted}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Comminuting}.] [L. comminutus, p. p. of
comminuere to comminute; com- + minuere to lessen. See
{Minute}.]
To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to
pulverize; to triturate; to grind; as, to comminute chalk or
bones; to comminute food with the teeth. --Pennant.

{Comminuted fracture}. See under {Fracture}.

 

 

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