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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

v. - Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading.

Usage examples (9)
  • The stomach is well muscled and churns the food about, helping to comminute it, but it can not take the place of the teeth.
  • For here again it is because the mouth fails to perform its office and fails even more completely-for birds have no teeth at all, nor any instrument whatsoever with which to...
  • Even after taking all possible precautions to finely comminute these substances by mechanical means, still only imperfect results are obtained, for the impurities, that...
  • That the stomach is fully able to comminute the food may be proved by the following calculation. for more
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