[ kom-uh-noot, -nyoot ]
/ ˈkɒm əˌnut, -ˌnyut /
verb (used with object), com·mi·nut·ed, com·mi·nut·ing.
to pulverize; triturate.
comminuted; divided into small parts.
Origin of comminute
Related formscom·mi·nu·tion, nounun·com·mi·nut·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for comminute
/ (ˈkɒmɪˌnjuːt) /
to break (a bone) into several small fragments
to divide (property) into small lots
(tr) to pulverize
Derived Formscomminution, noun
Word Origin for comminute
C17: from Latin comminuere, from com- (intensive) + minuere to reduce; related to minor
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Medicine definitions for comminute
[ kŏm′ə-nōōt′ ]
To reduce to powder; to pulverize.
Related formscom′mi•nu′tion n.
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