verb (used with object), com·mi·nut·ed, com·mi·nut·ing.
Words nearby comminute
Origin of comminute
OTHER WORDS FROM comminutecom·mi·nu·tion, nounun·com·mi·nut·ed, adjective
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.