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triturate

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trit·u·rate /v. ˈtrɪtʃəˌreɪt; n. ˈtrɪtʃərɪt/ verb, -rat·ed, -rat·ing, noun
verb (used with object)
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; < LL trītūrātus (ptp. of trītūrāre to thresh), equiv. to L trītūr(a) a threshing (trīt(us) rubbed, crushed (see trite) + –ūra -ure) + –ātus -ate]

-Related forms
trit·u·ra·tor, noun

Source: Dictionary.com.

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