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comminution

Line breaks: com|min|ution
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒmɪˈnjuːʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of comminution in English:

noun

[mass noun] technical
The action of reducing a material, especially a mineral ore, to minute particles or fragments: new comminution processes
More example sentences
  • Surgical intervention is recommended for fractures that have large fragments, significant displacement, or comminution.
  • Preliminary treatment includes such operations as flow equalization, screening, comminution, grease removal, flow measurement, and grit removal.
  • It is likely that this is a result of their being much more resistant to abrasion and comminution in moderately coarse-grained, higher-energy environments.

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