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triturate

verb trit·u·rate \ ˈtri-chə-ˌrāt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of triturate

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

triturable

play \ˈtri-chə-rə-bəl\ adjective

triturator

play \ˈtri-chə-ˌrā-tər\ noun

Origin and Etymology 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


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triturate

noun trit·u·rate \ ˈtri-chə-rət \

Definition of triturate

: a triturated substance : trituration 2

First Known Use of triturate

circa 1891

in the meaning defined above

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Medical Dictionary

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triturate

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

medical Definition of triturate

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

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triturate

noun trit·u·rate \ -rət \

medical Definition of triturate

: a triturated substance : trituration 2

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