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Meaning of COMMINUTION

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com`mi*nu"tion\, n.
1. The act of reducing to a fine powder or to small
   particles; pulverization; the state of being comminuted.
   --Bentley.

2. (Surg.) Fracture (of a bone) into a number of pieces.
   --Dunglison.

3. Gradual diminution by the removal of small particles at a
   time; a lessening; a wearing away.

         Natural and necessary comminution of our lives.
                                               --Johnson.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The process of grinding or crushing a solid into fine particles.
 

 

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