comminuted

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From comminute +‎ -ed.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

comminuted (comparative more comminuted, superlative most comminuted)

  1. Reduced to small particles or to powder, as by crushing or pulverizing.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 53:
      Hawaiian sand is utterly different: it is comminuted coral and algae, the broken detritus of a hundred thousand storms washed up against the land.

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Verb[edit]

comminuted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of comminute