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comminute

verb

1 comminute

Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading.

synonyms: bray, crunch, grind, mash.

Roget 44: be disjoined &c.; come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces; peel off; get loose.    disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair; ... show more

Roget 330: come to dust; be disintegrated, be reduced to powder &c.. reduce to powder, grind to powder; pulverize, comminute, granulate, triturate, levigate; scrape, file, abrade, ... show more

Dutch: malen, pureren, verbrijzelen




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