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Noun: comminution  ,kó-mi'n(y)oo-shun
  1. The act of grinding to a powder or dust
    - grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation [Brit]
  2. Fracture (of a bone) into a number of pieces
  3. Gradual diminution by the removal of small particles at a time; a lessening; a wearing away

Derived forms: comminutions

Type of: compaction, crunch, crush

Encyclopedia: Comminution