Trituration

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Trituration The act of triturating, or reducing to a fine or impalpable powder by grinding, rubbing, bruising, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trituration The act of triturating, or reducing to a fine powder by grinding. Trituration is a dry process, and thus distinguished from levigation.
    • n trituration In pharmacy, a finely comminuted powder: as, a trituration of elateriu.
    • n trituration In physiology, reduction to pulp by grinding between the teeth; molar mastication, or some corresponding process: as, the trituration of food before swallowing; trituration in the gizzard of a bird is assisted by little pebbles swallowed.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. trituration, L. trituratio, a thrashing of grain

Usage

In literature:

I suppose they tell you it is made of white violets dried, and triturated in a diamond mill.
"A Simpleton" by Charles Reade
It is a good thing to triturate against other people occasionally.
"Gala-days" by Gail Hamilton
Woven steel wire gauze is employed with good effect in some mills where especially fine trituration is required.
"Getting Gold" by J. C. F. Johnson
Oatmeal varies also in degrees of trituration, some kinds being ground much finer than others.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
It is absolutely digestible and assimilable, and is triturated with the finest milk sugar.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
Mixed by long trituration.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
Many homoeopathic remedies are thoroughly triturated with sugar of milk, which renders them more palatable and efficacious.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Will these fragments, after a process of trituration, ultimately become sand?
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
Homoeopathic Medicines in Tinctures, Globules, Pilules, and Triturations, supplied in the greatest Purity.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
Oil of aniseed 1/4 ounce, nitrous acid 2 to 3 drops, musk (triturated with a little sugar) 1 grain.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
I have used this trituration successfully in a few cases.
"An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art" by B. L. Hill
Mix, and triturate well in a mortar so as to mix perfectly, and make into twenty pills with mucilage of gum arabic.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Its union with the vegetable acid, when triturated with manna, is said to compose Keyser's Pill.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Empty the sample of soil into the mortar and triturate thoroughly.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
To this seventy parts of mercury are added, and well triturated.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
The short, hard, dry cough will always give way to treatment with belladonna, 3^{x} trituration, 3 grains every 3 or 4 hours.
"Our Cats and All About Them" by Harrison Weir
I use the 1/500th trituration, which I find most efficient in doses of 2 to 5 grains.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Recently, aurists are employing finely-triturated powder of boracic acid dusted into the ear.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
The fruits when triturated with a solution of caustic potash evolve a most unpleasant odour.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
An amorphous form results when a mixture of iron filings and sulphur are triturated with water.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
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