[ verb trich-uh-reyt; noun trich-er-it ]
/ verb ˈtrɪtʃ əˌreɪt; noun ˈtrɪtʃ ər ɪt /
verb (used with object), trit·u·rat·ed, trit·u·rat·ing.
to reduce to fine particles or powder by rubbing, grinding, bruising, or the like; pulverize.
a triturated substance.
Pharmacology. trituration (def. 3).
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Origin of triturate
OTHER WORDS FROM trituratetrit·u·ra·tor, nounself-trit·u·rat·ing, adjectiveun·trit·u·rat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for triturate
/ (ˈtrɪtjʊˌreɪt) /
(tr) to grind or rub into a fine powder or pulp; masticate
the powder or pulp resulting from this grinding
Derived forms of trituratetriturable, adjectivetriturator, noun
Word Origin for triturate
C17: from Late Latin trītūrāre to thresh, from Latin trītūra a threshing, from terere to grind
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Medical definitions for triturate
[ trĭch′ə-rāt′ ]
To rub, crush, grind, or pound into fine particles or a powder.
A triturated substance, especially a powdered drug.
Other words from trituratetrit′u•ra•ble (-ər-ə-bəl) adj.
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