verb (used with object), com·mi·nut·ed, com·mi·nut·ing.
Origin of comminute
Examples from the Web for comminuted
Hawaii crashed like a meteor into America and was comminuted and absorbed.The Pacific Triangle|Sydney Greenbie
Plants of a loose texture, that easily give out their Essential Oils, need not be comminuted, or macerated in water with Salt.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.|Pierre Joseph Macquer
Comminuted Fractures, as the term implies, are those cases wherein the bone is reduced to a number of small pieces.Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
Comminuted fractures of the terminal parts of the diaphyses extending into joints.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900|George Henry Makins
In comminuted and in impacted fractures with persistent deformity, complete excision of the bone yields good results.
British Dictionary definitions for comminuted
Word Origin for comminute
Word Origin and History for comminuted
1620s, from Latin comminutus, past participle of comminuere "to lessen, break into smaller parts," from com- "together" (see com-) + minuere "to make smaller" (see minus). Related: Comminuted; comminuting.