triturate


1trit·u·rate

transitive verb \ˈtri-chə-ˌrāt\
trit·u·rat·edtrit·u·rat·ing

Definition of TRITURATE

1
:  crush, grind
2
:  to pulverize and comminute thoroughly by rubbing or grinding
trit·u·ra·ble \ˈtri-chə-rə-bəl\ adjective
trit·u·ra·tor \-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

2trit·u·rate

noun \-rət\

Definition of TRITURATE

:  a triturated substance :  trituration 2

First Known Use of TRITURATE

circa 1891

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