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triturate

[ verb trich-uh-reyt; noun trich-er-it ]
/ verb 藞tr瑟t蕛 蓹藢re瑟t; noun 藞tr瑟t蕛 蓹r 瑟t /
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verb (used with object), trit路u路rat路ed, trit路u路rat路ing.
to reduce to fine particles or powder by rubbing, grinding, bruising, or the like; pulverize.
noun
a triturated substance.
Pharmacology. trituration (def. 3).
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Origin of triturate

1615鈥25; <Late Latin tr墨t奴r膩tus (past participle of tr墨t奴r膩re to thresh), equivalent to Latin tr墨t奴r(a) a threshing (tr墨t(us) rubbed, crushed (see trite) + -奴ra-ure) + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM triturate

trit路u路ra路tor, nounself-trit路u路rat路ing, adjectiveun路trit路u路rat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for triturate

triturate
/ (藞tr瑟tj蕣藢re瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to grind or rub into a fine powder or pulp; masticate
noun
the powder or pulp resulting from this grinding

Derived forms of triturate

triturable, adjectivetriturator, noun

Word Origin for triturate

C17: from Late Latin tr墨t奴r膩re to thresh, from Latin tr墨t奴ra a threshing, from terere to grind
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Medical definitions for triturate

triturate
[ tr沫ch蓹-r膩t鈥 ]

v.
To rub, crush, grind, or pound into fine particles or a powder.
n.
A triturated substance, especially a powdered drug.

Other words from triturate

tritu鈥a鈥le (-蓹r-蓹-b蓹l) adj.
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