- to pulverize; triturate.
- comminuted; divided into small parts.
- powdered; pulverized.
Origin of comminute
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Examples from the Web for comminuted
He then proceeded to ascertain the effect of substances previously comminuted.Delineations of the Ox Tribe
Transfer the comminuted oyster and the liquor to the cylinder.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
He had a broken leg: a frightful smash it was: compound and comminuted.At the Court of the Amr
John Alfred Gray
Hawaii crashed like a meteor into America and was comminuted and absorbed.The Pacific Triangle
Fractures are divided into comminuted, simple, and compound.The Dog
Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
- to break (a bone) into several small fragments
- to divide (property) into small lots
- (tr) to pulverize
C17: from Latin comminuere, from com- (intensive) + minuere to reduce; related to minor
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Word Origin and History for comminuted
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Broken into fragments. Used of a fractured bone.
- To reduce to powder; to pulverize.
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