comminute[käm′ə no̵̅o̅t′, -nyo̵̅o̅t′]
transitive verbcom·mi·nut·ed, com·mi·nut·ing, com·mi·nutes
To reduce to powder; pulverize.
Origin of comminuteLatin comminuere, comminūt- : com-, intensive pref.; see com– + minuere, to lessen; see mei-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present comminutes, present participle comminuting, simple past and past participle comminuted)
- pulverized material
- a drink containing lemon comminute