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com·mi·nute

 (kŏm′ə-no͞ot′, -nyo͞ot′)
tr.v. com·mi·nut·ed, com·mi·nut·ing, com·mi·nutes
To reduce to powder; pulverize.

[Latin comminuere, comminūt- : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + minuere, to lessen; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

com′mi·nu′tion n.

comminute

(ˈkɒmɪˌnjuːt)
vb
1. (Medicine) to break (a bone) into several small fragments
2. (Law) to divide (property) into small lots
3. (tr) to pulverize
[C17: from Latin comminuere, from com- (intensive) + minuere to reduce; related to minor]
ˌcommiˈnution n

com•mi•nute

(ˈkɒm əˌnut, -ˌnyut)

v. -nut•ed, -nut•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to pulverize, as in chemical processing; triturate.
adj.
2. powdered or crushed; pulverized.
[1620–30; < Latin comminūtus, past participle of comminuere=com- com- + minuere to lessen, akin to minor minor]
com`mi•nu′tion, n.
com′mi•nu`tor, n.

comminute


Past participle: comminuted
Gerund: comminuting

Imperative
comminute
comminute
Present
I comminute
you comminute
he/she/it comminutes
we comminute
you comminute
they comminute
Preterite
I comminuted
you comminuted
he/she/it comminuted
we comminuted
you comminuted
they comminuted
Present Continuous
I am comminuting
you are comminuting
he/she/it is comminuting
we are comminuting
you are comminuting
they are comminuting
Present Perfect
I have comminuted
you have comminuted
he/she/it has comminuted
we have comminuted
you have comminuted
they have comminuted
Past Continuous
I was comminuting
you were comminuting
he/she/it was comminuting
we were comminuting
you were comminuting
they were comminuting
Past Perfect
I had comminuted
you had comminuted
he/she/it had comminuted
we had comminuted
you had comminuted
they had comminuted
Future
I will comminute
you will comminute
he/she/it will comminute
we will comminute
you will comminute
they will comminute
Future Perfect
I will have comminuted
you will have comminuted
he/she/it will have comminuted
we will have comminuted
you will have comminuted
they will have comminuted
Future Continuous
I will be comminuting
you will be comminuting
he/she/it will be comminuting
we will be comminuting
you will be comminuting
they will be comminuting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been comminuting
you have been comminuting
he/she/it has been comminuting
we have been comminuting
you have been comminuting
they have been comminuting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been comminuting
you will have been comminuting
he/she/it will have been comminuting
we will have been comminuting
you will have been comminuting
they will have been comminuting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been comminuting
you had been comminuting
he/she/it had been comminuting
we had been comminuting
you had been comminuting
they had been comminuting
Conditional
I would comminute
you would comminute
he/she/it would comminute
we would comminute
you would comminute
they would comminute
Past Conditional
I would have comminuted
you would have comminuted
he/she/it would have comminuted
we would have comminuted
you would have comminuted
they would have comminuted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.comminute - reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
pulp - reduce to pulp; "pulp fruit"; "pulp wood"
pestle - grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar; "pestle the garlic"
mill - grind with a mill; "mill grain"
fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, break up - break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented"
Translations

comminute

vt. pulverizar, triturar.
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