- to pulverize; triturate.
- comminuted; divided into small parts.
- powdered; pulverized.
Origin of comminute
Related Words for comminutedgrate, shatter, crumble, beat, bruise, squash, mash, break, trample, squeeze, pulverize, reduce, scrape, pound, crush, powder, granulate, press, comminute, pummel
Examples from the Web for comminuted
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for comminute
Word Origin and History for comminuted
- Broken into fragments. Used of a fractured bone.
- To reduce to powder; to pulverize.