Triturate

  • 1 Triturate — Trit u*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Triturated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Triturating}.] [L. trituratus, p. p. of triturate to thrash (grain), fr. terere, tritum, to rub, rub to pieces. See {Trite}.] 1. To rub, grind, bruise, or thrash. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 triturate — 1755, from L.L. trituratus, pp. of triturare “to thresh, to grind,” from L. tritura “a rubbing, a threshing,” from pp. stem of terere “to rub” (see THROW (Cf. throw)). Related: Triturated; triturating …

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  • 3 triturate — [trich′ə rāt΄, tri′tyoorāt΄] vt. triturated, triturating [< LL trituratus, pp. of triturare, to grind < L tritura, a rubbing < tritus: see TRITE] to rub, crush, or grind into very fine particles or powder; pulverize n. something… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 triturate — trituracija statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Smulkūs milteliai, kuriuose yra nedaug vaistinės medžiagos. atitikmenys: angl. triturate rus. тритурация …

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  • 5 triturate — I. transitive verb ( rated; rating) Etymology: Late Latin trituratus, past participle of triturare to thresh, from Latin tritura act of rubbing, threshing, from tritus, past participle more at trite Date: circa 1755 1. crush, grind 2. to… …

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  • 6 triturate — v.t. [L. tritum, rub to pieces] To rub or grind to a fine powder; masticate; pulverize …

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  • 7 triturate — triturator, n. v. /trich euh rayt /; n. /trich euhr it/, v., triturated, triturating, n. v.t. 1. to reduce to fine particles or powder by rubbing, grinding, bruising, or the like; pulverize. n. 2. a triturated substance. 3. Pharm. trituration… …

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  • 8 triturate — verb a) To grind to a fine powder, to pulverize. b) To mix two solid reactants by repeated grinding and stirring. See Also: trituration …

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  • 9 triturate — 1. To accomplish trituration. 2. A triturated substance. * * * trit·u·rate trich ə .rāt vt, rat·ed; rat·ing to pulverize and comminute thoroughly by rubbing or grinding <triturated the drug with a diluent> trit·u·rate rət n a triturated… …

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  • 10 triturate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To break up into tiny particles: bray, crush, granulate, grind, mill, powder, pulverize. See HELP …

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  • 11 triturate — trit·u·rate || trɪtʃəreɪt v. grind into powder, pulverize …

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  • 12 triturate — [ trɪtjʊreɪt] verb technical grind to a fine powder. ↘chew or grind (food) thoroughly. Derivatives trituration noun triturator noun Origin C18: from L. triturat (of corn) threshed , from tritura rubbing (from the verb terere) …

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  • 13 triturate — v. a. 1. Grind, bruise, rub, thrash, bray, pound, beat. 2. Levigate, comminute, grind to powder, pulverize …

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  • 14 triturate — trit·u·rate …

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  • 15 triturate — trit•u•rate v. [[t]ˈtrɪtʃ əˌreɪt[/t]] n. [[t] ər ɪt[/t]] v. rat•ed, rat•ing, n. 1) chem. to reduce to fine particles or powder by rubbing, grinding, bruising, or the like; pulverize 2) chem. a triturated substance 3) pha trituration 3) •… …

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  • 16 triturate — To crush into a fine powder …

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  • 17 triturate — /ˈtrɪtʃəreɪt/ (say trichuhrayt) verb (t) (triturated, triturating) 1. to reduce to fine particles or powder by rubbing, grinding, bruising, or the like; pulverise. –noun 2. a triturated substance. 3. a trituration. {Late Latin trītūrātus, past… …

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  • 18 triturate —   v.t. rub; bruise; grind to powder.    ♦ tritural, a. of use in grinding.    ♦ trituration, n.    ♦ triturator, n …

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  • 19 triturate — v.tr. 1 grind to a fine powder. 2 masticate thoroughly. Derivatives: triturable adj. trituration n. triturator n. Etymology: L triturare thresh corn f. tritura rubbing (as TRITE) …

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  • 20 triturate and trituration —    To grind, crush, pound, or rub into a very fine powder as with a mortar and pestle; or a triturated substance. Trituration is the process of triturating. Also see pigment and sand …

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