Synonyms for comminute

Grammar : Verb
Spell : kom-uh-noot, -nyoot
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkɒm əˌnut, -ˌnyut

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Définition of comminute

Origin :
  • 1620s, from Latin comminutus, past participle of comminuere "to lessen, break into smaller parts," from com- "together" (see com-) + minuere "to make smaller" (see minus). Related: Comminuted; comminuting.
  • As in mill : verb grind
  • As in pound : verb crush; beat rhythmically
  • As in powder : verb crush into fine grains; sprinkle fine grains
  • As in pulverize : verb smash by beating, crushing
  • As in crush : verb compress, smash
  • As in granulate : verb crush into tiny pieces
  • As in grind : verb crush, pulverize
Example sentences :
  • Likewise the double teeth or grinders, either drop out, or rot away; so as now to be too few remaining to comminute solid food.
  • Extract from : « Medica Sacra » by Richard Mead
  • That the stomach is fully able to comminute the food may be proved by the following calculation.
  • Extract from : « The Evolution of Modern Medicine » by William Osler

Antonyms for comminute

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