from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of triturating.
  • noun The composing of a dental amalgam by mortar and pestle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of triturating, or reducing to a fine powder by grinding. Trituration is a dry process, and thus distinguished from levigation.
  • noun In pharmacy, a finely comminuted powder: as, a trituration of elateriu.
  • noun In physiology, reduction to pulp by grinding between the teeth; molar mastication, or some corresponding process: as, the trituration of food before swallowing; trituration in the gizzard of a bird is assisted by little pebbles swallowed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of triturating, or reducing to a fine or impalpable powder by grinding, rubbing, bruising, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act of triturating; grinding to a fine powder
  • noun something triturated, especially dental amalgam


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