- to pulverize; triturate.
- comminuted; divided into small parts.
- powdered; pulverized.
Origin of comminute
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Related Words for comminutegrate, shatter, crumble, beat, bruise, squash, mash, break, trample, squeeze, pulverize, reduce, scrape, pound, crush, powder, granulate, press, comminute, pummel
Examples from the Web for comminute
Historical Examples of comminute
- to break (a bone) into several small fragments
- to divide (property) into small lots
- (tr) to pulverize
Word Origin for comminute
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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