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comminute (v.)

"make (solids) small or fine, reduce to a fine powder," 1620s, from Latin comminutus, past participle of comminuere "to lessen, break into smaller parts," from com "with, together" (see com-) + minuere "to make smaller" (from PIE root *mei- (2) "small"). Related: Comminuted; comminuting; comminution (1570s, from Latin comminutionem).

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Definitions of comminute

comminute (v.)
reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading;
Synonyms: grind / mash / crunch / bray
From wordnet.princeton.edu