Definition of triturate in English:

triturate

Syllabification: trit·u·rate
Pronunciation: /ˈtriCHəˌrāt
 
/

verb

[with object] technical
1Grind to a fine powder.
More example sentences
  • Some triturated powders can be prepared in a lapidary tumbler, using steel balls to do the grinding.
  • After 6-7 days at 28°, mosquitoes were triturated in undiluted fetal bovine serum at a concentration of 35 mosquitoes/ml serum.
  • Anthracinum, which is prepared by triturating the dried puss from anthrax, is a very effective prophylactic against anthrax.
1.1Chew or grind (food) thoroughly.
More example sentences
  • It thus seems that this is not an apparatus for crushing the food, but for expressing the liquid from the food triturated by the jaws.
  • If the mandibles continuously carry out mastication, a large part of the finely triturated food items would be lost into the surrounding environment.
  • This can be a risk for aspiration of triturated food prior to the swallow.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Latin triturat- '(of corn) threshed', from tritura 'rubbing' (from the verb terere).

Derivatives

trituration

Pronunciation: /ˌtriCHəˈrāSHən/
noun
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  • A blender also can be used to prepare both triturations and successions.
  • The enzymatic dissociation was completed in a trypsin solution, after which individual cells were isolated from the digested tissue by trituration.
  • According to contemporary investigation, the processes of succussion or trituration disturb the atomic state of a drug substance by jolting electron (negative charge) out of its orbit.

triturator

Pronunciation: /-ˌrātər/
noun
More example sentences
  • The use of modern amalgams and modern triturators has resulted in amalgams with lower initial mercury levels.
  • Many of the practices in the study did not use disposable capsules or modern triturators when the study was done.
  • Quite a few new triturators have been introduced to the market in the last five years.

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