follow Dictionary.com

8 Words That Are Older Than You Think

trituration

[trich-uh-rey-shuh n] /ˌtrɪtʃ əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of triturating.
2.
the state of being triturated.
3.
Pharmacology.
  1. a mixture of a medicinal substance with sugar of milk, triturated to an impalpable powder.
  2. any triturated substance.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Late Latin trītūrātiōn- (stem of trītūrātiō), equivalent to trītūrāt(us) threshed (see triturate) + -ion -ion
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for trituration

trituration

/ˌtrɪtjʊˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of triturating or the state of being triturated
2.
(pharmacol) a mixture of one or more finely ground powdered drugs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
trituration in Medicine

trituration trit·u·ra·tion (trĭch'ə-rā'shən)
n.
The process of reducing a substance to a fine powder.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for trituration

11
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for trituration