Triturator

triturate

[v. trich-uh-reyt; n. trich-er-it]
verb (used with object), triturated, triturating.
1.
to reduce to fine particles or powder by rubbing, grinding, bruising, or the like; pulverize.
noun
2.
a triturated substance.
3.
Pharmacology, trituration ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1615–25; < Late Latin trītūrātus (past participle of trītūrāre to thresh), equivalent to Latin trītūr(a) a threshing (trīt(us) rubbed, crushed (see trite) + -ūra -ure) + -ātus -ate1

triturator, noun
self-triturating, adjective
untriturated, adjective
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triturate (ˈtrɪtjʊˌreɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to grind or rub into a fine powder or pulp; masticate
 
n
2.  the powder or pulp resulting from this grinding
 
[C17: from Late Latin trītūrāre to thresh, from Latin trītūra a threshing, from terere to grind]
 
'triturable
 
adj
 
'triturator
 
n

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triturate trit·u·rate (trĭch'ə-rāt')
v. trit·u·rat·ed, trit·u·rat·ing, trit·u·rates
To rub, crush, grind, or pound into fine particles or a powder. n.
A triturated substance, especially a powdered drug.


trit'u·ra·ble (-ər-ə-bəl) adj.
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