- to reduce to fine particles or powder by rubbing, grinding, bruising, or the like; pulverize.
- a triturated substance.
- Pharmacology. trituration(def 3).
Origin of triturate
Examples from the Web for triturate
Historical Examples of triturate
Empty the sample of soil into the mortar and triturate thoroughly.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
Mix the saccharin with the spirit of peppermint, then add the adalin, and triturate.
Add the cinnamon cacao sugar in portions and triturate thoroughly.
Triturate the mass to powder, adding more of the sugar of milk if necessary, to make the weight the same as the extract used.
When thoroughly mixed, add the water gradually, and triturate till a uniform mixture is obtained.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
- (tr) to grind or rub into a fine powder or pulp; masticate
- the powder or pulp resulting from this grinding
Word Origin for triturate
Word Origin and History for triturate
1755, from Late Latin trituratus, past participle of triturare "to thresh, to grind," from Latin tritura "a rubbing, a threshing," from past participle stem of terere "to rub" (see throw). Related: Triturated; triturating.
- To rub, crush, grind, or pound into fine particles or a powder.
- A triturated substance, especially a powdered drug.