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. To rub or grind to a very fine or impalpable powder; to pulverize and comminute thoroughly. [1913 Webster]

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