com·mi·nute /ˈkɑməˌnut, ˌnjut/
com·mi·nute /ˈkɑməˌn(j)ut/ 及物動詞
Com·mi·nute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Comminuted; p. pr. & vb. n. Comminuting.] 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.
Comminuted fracture. See under Fracture.
v : reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading;
"grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic" [syn: grind,
mash, crunch, bray]