Comminute



[kom-uh-noot, -nyoot] /ˈkɒm əˌnut, -ˌnyut/

verb (used with object), comminuted, comminuting.
1.
to pulverize; triturate.
adjective
2.
comminuted; divided into small parts.
3.
powdered; pulverized.
/ˈkɒmɪˌnjuːt/
verb
1.
to break (a bone) into several small fragments
2.
to divide (property) into small lots
3.
(transitive) to pulverize
v.

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.

comminute com·mi·nute (kŏm’ə-nōōt’, -nyōōt’)
v. com·mi·nut·ed, com·mi·nut·ing, com·mi·nutes
To reduce to powder; to pulverize.
com’mi·nu’tion n.

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