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 for comminute
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Comminute \Com"mi*nute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Comminuted; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Comminuting.] [L. comminutus, p. p. of
     comminuere to comminute; com- + minuere to lessen. See
     To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to
     pulverize; to triturate; to grind; as, to comminute chalk or
     bones; to comminute food with the teeth. --Pennant.
     [1913 Webster]
     Comminuted fracture. See under Fracture.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or
           abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
           [syn: grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute]

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