- to pulverize; triturate.
- comminuted; divided into small parts.
- powdered; pulverized.
Origin of comminute
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Examples from the Web for comminute
- 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 comminute
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To reduce to powder; to pulverize.
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