comminute

  • 1 Comminute — Com mi*nute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comminuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comminuting}.] [L. comminutus, p. p. of comminuere to comminute; com + minuere to lessen. See {Minute}.] To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to pulverize; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 comminute — index break (fracture) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 comminute — (v.) 1620s, from L. comminutus, pp. of comminuere to lessen, break into smaller parts, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + minuere to make smaller (see MINUS (Cf. minus)). Related: Comminuted; comminuting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 comminute — [käm′ə no͞ot΄, käm′ənyo͞ot΄] vt. comminuted, comminuting [< L comminutus, pp. of comminuere, to make small < com , intens. + minuere, to make small: see MINUTE2] to reduce to small, fine particles; make into powder; pulverize; triturate… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 comminute — com·mi·nute käm ə .n(y)üt vt, nut·ed; nut·ing to reduce to minute particles <prolonged trituration to comminute a therapeutic agent> com·mi·nu·tion .käm ə n(y)ü shən n …

    Medical dictionary

  • 6 comminute — transitive verb ( nuted; nuting) Etymology: Latin comminutus, past participle of comminuere, from com + minuere to lessen more at minor Date: 1626 to reduce to minute particles ; pulverize • comminution noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 comminute — v.t. [L. cum, with; minuere, to lessen] To reduce to minute particles or powder; pulverize; triturate …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 8 comminute — comminution, n. /kom euh nooht , nyooht /, v., comminuted, comminuting, adj. v.t. 1. to pulverize; triturate. adj. 2. comminuted; divided into small parts. 3. powdered; pulverized. [1620 30; < L comminutus, ptp. of comminuere, equiv. to com COM + …

    Universalium

  • 9 comminute — verb a) To pulverize; to smash. b) (injury) To cause fragmentation of bone, an intense skull fracture …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 comminute — com·mi·nute || kÉ’mɪnjuːt v. crush, grind, pulverize …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 comminute — v. a. Pulverize, triturate, levigate, powder, grind, bruise, bray, break to pieces, break or separate into fine particles, reduce to powder …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 12 comminute — com·mi·nute …

    English syllables

  • 13 comminute — com•mi•nute [[t]ˈkɒm əˌnut, ˌnyut[/t]] v. nut•ed, nut•ing, adj. 1) chem. to pulverize, as in chemical processing; triturate 2) chem. powdered or crushed; pulverized • Etymology: 1620–30; < L comminūtus, ptp. of comminuere=com com +minuere to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 comminute — /ˈkɒmənjut/ (say komuhnyooht) verb (t) (comminuted, comminuting) to pulverise; triturate. {Latin comminūtus, past participle, made smaller} –comminution /kɒməˈnjuʃən/ (say komuh nyoohshuhn), noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 comminute —   v.t. pulverize.    ♦ comminution, n …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 16 comminute — To macerate; to tear up; to reduce to minute particles; to crush or pulverize. Nordell v International Filter Co. (CA7 Ill) 119 F2d 948 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 17 comminute — v.tr. 1 reduce to small fragments. 2 divide (property) into small portions. Phrases and idioms: comminuted fracture a fracture producing multiple bone splinters. Derivatives: comminution n. Etymology: L comminuere comminut (as COM , minuere… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 Comminuted — Comminute Com mi*nute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comminuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comminuting}.] [L. comminutus, p. p. of comminuere to comminute; com + minuere to lessen. See {Minute}.] To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to pulverize;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 Comminuted fracture — Comminute Com mi*nute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comminuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comminuting}.] [L. comminutus, p. p. of comminuere to comminute; com + minuere to lessen. See {Minute}.] To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to pulverize;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 Comminuting — Comminute Com mi*nute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comminuted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comminuting}.] [L. comminutus, p. p. of comminuere to comminute; com + minuere to lessen. See {Minute}.] To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to pulverize;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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