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Meaning of PESTLE

Pronunciation:  'pesul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar
  2. [n]  a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone
  3. [n]  machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores
  4. [v]  grind or pulverize in a pestle
 

PESTLE is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: muller, pounder, stamp
 
 See Also: battery, bray, comminute, crunch, grind, hand tool, machine, mash, stamp battery, tool

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pes"tle\, n. [OE. pestel, OF. pestel, LL. pestellum, L.
    pistillum, pistillus, a pounder, pestle, fr. pisere, pinsere,
    to pound, crush, akin to Gr. ?, Skr. pish. Cf. {Pistil}.]
    1. An implement for pounding and breaking or braying
       substances in a mortar.
    
    2. A constable's or bailiff's staff; -- so called from its
       shape. [Obs.] --Chapman.
    
    3. The leg and leg bone of an animal, especially of a pig;
       as, a pestle of pork.
    
    
  2. \Pes"tle\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Pestled}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Pestling}.]
    To pound, pulverize, bray, or mix with a pestle, or as with a
    pestle; to use a pestle.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abrade, atomize, beat, bray, brecciate, cheese grater, comminute, comminutor, contriturate, crumb, crumble, crush, crusher, disintegrate, flour, fragment, grain, granulate, granulator, granulize, grate, grater, grind, grind to powder, grinder, kominuter, levigate, levigator, mash, masher, mill, millstone, mortar and pestle, nutmeg grater, pound, powder, pulverize, pulverizer, quern, quernstone, reduce to powder, rock crusher, roller, scrunch, shard, shred, shredder, smash, squash, steamroller, triturate, triturator
 

 

 

 

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