Definitions for triturateˈtrɪtʃ əˌreɪt; -ər ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trit•u•rateˈtrɪtʃ əˌreɪt; -ər ɪt(v.; n.)-rat•ed, -rat•ing

  1. (v.t.)to reduce to fine particles or powder by rubbing, grinding, bruising, or the like; pulverize.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. (n.)a triturated substance.

    Category: Chemistry

  3. Category: Pharmacology

    Ref: trituration (def. 3). 3

Origin of triturate:

1615–25; < LL trītūrātus, ptp. of trītūrāre to thresh, der. of L trītūra a threshing (trīt(us) rubbed, crushed (see trite ) +-ūra -ure ); see -ate1



  1. triturate(Verb)

    To grind to a fine powder, to pulverize.

  2. triturate(Verb)

    To mix two solid reactants by repeated grinding and stirring.

  3. triturate(Verb)

    To break up biological tissue into individual cells via passage through a narrow opening such as a hypodermic needle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Triturate(verb)

    to rub, grind, bruise, or thrash

  2. Triturate(verb)

    to rub or grind to a very fine or impalpable powder; to pulverize and comminute thoroughly


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