triturate

verb
trit·​u·​rate | \ˈtri-chə-ˌrāt \
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 \

Definition of triturate (Entry 2 of 2)

Other Words from triturate

Verb

triturable \ ˈtri-​chə-​rə-​bəl \ adjective
triturator \ ˈtri-​chə-​ˌrā-​tər \ 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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triturate

transitive verb
trit·​u·​rate | \ˈtrich-ə-ˌrāt \
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 \

Medical Definition of triturate (Entry 2 of 2)

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