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triturate

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transitive verb trit·u·rate \ˈtri-chə-ˌrāt\

Definition of triturate

trit·u·rat·edtrit·u·rat·ing

  1. 1 :  crush, grind

  2. 2 :  to pulverize and comminute thoroughly by rubbing or grinding

trit·u·ra·ble play \ˈtri-chə-rə-bəl\ adjective
trit·u·ra·tor play \-ˌrā-tər\ noun


Origin of triturate

Late Latin trituratus, past participle of triturare to thresh, from Latin tritura act of rubbing, threshing, from tritus, past participle — more at trite


First Known Use: circa 1755


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triturate

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noun trit·u·rate \-rət\

Definition of triturate

  1. :  a triturated substance :  trituration 2



Circa 1891

First Known Use of triturate

circa 1891


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