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EtymologyEdit

From comminute +‎ -ed.

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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.
    • 1992, Bailey et al., Undesirable Flavors of Meat, Food Science and Nutrition Department, University of Missouri, in Off-Flavors in Foods and Beverages (Elsevier), p. 127:
      Although WOF [warmed-over flavor] has generally been recognized as pertaining to cooked meat, it can also develop rapidly in raw comminuted meat when exposed to air.

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comminuted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of comminute