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[trich-uh-rey-shuh n]
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  1. the act of triturating.
  2. the state of being triturated.
  3. Pharmacology.
    1. a mixture of a medicinal substance with sugar of milk, triturated to an impalpable powder.
    2. any triturated substance.
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Origin of trituration

1640–50; < Late Latin trītūrātiōn- (stem of trītūrātiō), equivalent to trītūrāt(us) threshed (see triturate) + -ion -ion
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Related Words for trituration

agitation, erosion, resistance, irritation, rasping, soreness, grinding, traction, abrasion, grating, attrition, massage, scraping, chafing, fretting, trituration

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British Dictionary definitions for trituration


  1. the act of triturating or the state of being triturated
  2. pharmacol a mixture of one or more finely ground powdered drugs
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trituration in Medicine


  1. The process of reducing a substance to a fine powder.
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