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comminuting


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comminute  \Com"mi*nute\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Comminuted};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Comminuting}.]  [L.  comminutus  p.  p.  of 
  comminuere  to  comminute;  com-  +  minuere  to  lessen.  See 
  {Minute}.] 
  To  reduce  to  minute  particles,  or  to  a  fine  powder;  to 
  pulverize;  to  triturate;  to  grind;  as  to  comminute  chalk  or 
  bones;  to  comminute  food  with  the  teeth.  --Pennant. 
 
  {Comminuted  fracture}.  See  under  {Fracture}. 




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