from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of triturating, or reducing to a fine powder by grinding. Trituration is a dry process, and thus distinguished from levigation.
  • n. In pharmacy, a finely comminuted powder: as, a trituration of elateriu.
  • n. 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.


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