Triturate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Triturate To rub or grind to a very fine or impalpable powder; to pulverize and comminute thoroughly.
    • Triturate To rub, grind, bruise, or thrash.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • triturate To rub, grind, or bruise; specifically, to grind to a powder.
    • triturate In physiology, to grind with the grinders; masticate with the molar teeth; chew to a pulp.
    • n triturate A form of medicine in which an active substance has been thoroughly powdered and mixed by rubbing up with sugar of milk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Triturate trit′ū-rāt to rub or grind to a fine powder
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. trituratus, p. p. of triturate, to thrash (grain), fr. terere, tritum, to rub, rub to pieces. See Trite
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Late L. triturāre, -ātum—L. terĕre, to rub.

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
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