triturate

verb
trit·​u·​rate | \ ˈtri-chə-ˌrāt How to pronounce triturate (audio) \
triturated; triturating

Definition of triturate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : crush, grind
2 : to pulverize and comminute thoroughly by rubbing or grinding

triturate

noun
trit·​u·​rate | \ ˈtri-chə-rət How to pronounce triturate (audio) \

Definition of triturate (Entry 2 of 2)

Other Words from triturate

Verb

triturable \ ˈtri-​chə-​rə-​bəl How to pronounce triturate (audio) \ adjective
triturator \ ˈtri-​chə-​ˌrā-​tər How to pronounce triturate (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of triturate

Verb

circa 1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triturate

Verb

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

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The first known use of triturate was circa 1755

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“Triturate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triturate. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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triturate

transitive verb
trit·​u·​rate | \ ˈtrich-ə-ˌrāt How to pronounce triturate (audio) \
triturated; triturating

Medical Definition of triturate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to pulverize and comminute thoroughly by rubbing or grinding triturated the drug with a diluent

triturate

noun
trit·​u·​rate | \ -rət How to pronounce triturate (audio) \

Medical Definition of triturate (Entry 2 of 2)

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