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  • adj. Reduced to small particles or to powder, as by crushing or pulverizing.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of comminute.


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From comminute +‎ -ed.


  • What they now figured out is that this is more of what's called a comminuted fracture, sort of a common high energy impact, flipped over the handlebars.

    CNN Transcript Mar 25, 2009

  • When he got to Austin, they got more x-rays and they found it's more what's known as a comminuted fracture.

    CNN Transcript Mar 25, 2009

  • Organic constituents, such as comminuted shells, and silicious and calcareous exuviae of infusorial animals and plants, are sometimes found mingled in considerable quantities with mineral sands.

    The Earth as Modified by Human Action

  • It reads in part, There has been complete interval healing of the mildly comminuted fracture deformity of the proximal ulna as well as the obliquely oriented intra-articular fracture of the radial head.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • It can be comminuted (insert number of fragments), compound, angulated (insert degree of angulation), spiral, oblique, transverse, epiphyseal (four main types), diaphyseal or other things.

    Expanding Medical Codes to 140,000 Is Rx for Futility

  • And then he got the news yesterday that it was more comminuted than he thought.

    CNN Transcript Mar 25, 2009

  • These are thickened with cooked vegetables or fish passed through a sieve or comminuted by some other device such as a blender.

    Everything You Need to Know about Soups - Hot and Cold

  • The soil contains so much comminuted talc and mica from the adjacent hills that it seems as if mixed with spermaceti.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • From its base could be traced clear to the edge of the dank morass tiny lines of comminuted shell as plainly marked as the small particles which lie in rows on a beech after a receding tide.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • With an occasional lounge on the soft sand, when the body became clad in a costume of mica spangles and finely comminuted shell grit, the bathe continued for two hours, with an after effect of sleek and silky content.

    My Tropic Isle


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  • "He had a feeling for the inanimate, too, for ruins and comminuted landscapes, places that have been reduced to their smallest units by the forces of nature and history."

    "Poetry of the Disregarded" by Teju Cole, p 42 of Known and Strange Things

    August 18, 2016

  • "Fractures of the breastbone are rather uncommon. They may result from trauma, such as when a driver's chest is forced into the steering column of a car in a car accident. A fracture of the sternum is usually a comminuted fracture."


    July 9, 2015

  • "'I had to take that foot off after all: such a mass of comminuted bone.'"

    --P. O'Brian, The Wine-Dark Sea, 232

    March 16, 2008

  • It's sad. But i like it.

    August 15, 2007