comminute

Definitions of comminute
  1. verb
    reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
    synonyms: bray, crunch, grind, mash
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    types:
    pulp
    reduce to pulp
    pestle
    grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar
    mill
    grind with a mill
    type of:
    break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize
    break or cause to break into pieces
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