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pestle
pestle (foreground) and mortar (background)

pes·tle

 (pĕs′əl, pĕs′təl)
n.
1. A club-shaped, handheld tool for grinding or mashing substances in a mortar.
2. A large bar moved vertically to stamp or pound, as in a press or mill.
v. pes·tled, pes·tling, pes·tles
v.tr.
To pound, grind, or mash with or as if with a pestle.
v.intr.
To use a pestle.

[Middle English pestel, from Old French, from Latin pistillum.]

pestle

(ˈpɛsəl)
n
1. (Cookery) a club-shaped instrument for mixing or grinding substances in a mortar
2. (Tools) a tool for pounding or stamping
vb
(Mechanical Engineering) to pound (a substance or object) with or as if with a pestle
[C14: from Old French pestel, from Latin pistillum; related to pinsāre to crush]

pes•tle

(ˈpɛs əl, ˈpɛs tl)

n., v. -tled, -tling. n.
1. a tool for pounding or grinding substances in a mortar.
2. any of various appliances for pounding or stamping.
v.t.
3. to pound or grind with or as if with a pestle.
[1300–50; Middle English pestel < Middle French < Latin pistillum, derivative of pistus, past participle of pīnsere to pound, crush]

pestle


Past participle: pestled
Gerund: pestling

Imperative
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Present
I pestle
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he/she/it pestles
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
I have pestled
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Past Continuous
I was pestling
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Past Perfect
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Future
I will pestle
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Future Perfect
I will have pestled
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Future Continuous
I will be pestling
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pestling
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pestling
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pestling
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Conditional
I would pestle
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Past Conditional
I would have pestled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pestle - machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores
stamp battery, battery - a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
2.pestle - a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone
tool - an implement used in the practice of a vocation
3.pestle - a club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
Verb1.pestle - grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar; "pestle the garlic"
comminute, bray, mash, crunch, grind - reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
Translations
مِدَقَّه، يد الهاوِن
palička
støder
mozsártörő
stautur
grūstuvaspiesta
piesta
dibek tokmağı

pestle

[ˈpesl] Nmano f (de mortero)

pestle

[ˈpɛsəl] npilon m
pestle and mortar → mortier et pilon

pestle

nStößel m

pestle

[ˈpɛsl] npestello

pestle

(ˈpesl) noun
a tool like a small club, used for pounding things to powder, especially in a mortar. He ground the nutmeg to a powder with a mortar and pestle.
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