Pestling
pestle pes"tle, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Pestled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pestling}.] To pound, pulverize, bray, or mix with a pestle, or as with a pestle; to use a pestle. [1913 Webster]

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  • pestling — pes·tle || pesl ,pestl n. muller, stick used for grinding with a mortar; any tool used to crush or pulverize materials v. crush, pulverize; grind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pestle — pes tle, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Pestled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pestling}.] To pound, pulverize, bray, or mix with a pestle, or as with a pestle; to use a pestle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pestled — pestle pes tle, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Pestled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pestling}.] To pound, pulverize, bray, or mix with a pestle, or as with a pestle; to use a pestle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pestle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English pestel, from Anglo French, from Latin pistillum, from pinsere to pound, crush; akin to Greek ptissein to crush, Sanskrit pinaṣṭi he pounds Date: 14th century 1. a usually club shaped implement for pounding or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pestle — /pes euhl, pes tl/, n., v., pestled, pestling. n. 1. a tool for pounding or grinding substances in a mortar. See illus. under mortar1. 2. any of various appliances for pounding, stamping, etc. v.t. 3. to pound or grind with or as if with a pestle …   Universalium

  • Society and culture of the Han Dynasty — A Western Han jade carved door knocker with designs of Chinese dragons (and two other jade figurines) The Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE) was a period of ancient China divided by the Western Han (206 BCE – 9 CE) and Eastern Han (25–220 CE) periods …   Wikipedia

  • 研制 — yánzhì (1) [prepare; manufacture; develop]∶研究制造 (2) [prepare medicinal powder by pestling] [中药]∶研磨制成 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

  • mastication — n 1. chewing, crunching, craunch ing, munching, champing, mumbling, Fletcherism, Fletcherizing, gnawing, nibbling, biting, Dial. chawing, Both Archaic. manducation, manducating; rumination, remastication. 2. pulverization, pulverizing,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pestle — /ˈpɛsəl / (say pesuhl) noun 1. a club shaped implement to be held in the hand when it is being used to crush material in a mortar (mortar1 def. 1). 2. any of various appliances for pounding, stamping, etc. –verb (pestled, pestling) –verb (t) 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pestle — [pes′əl, pes′təl] n. [ME pestel < OFr < L pistillum < pinsere, to pound < IE base * pis , to pound, crush > Gr ptissein, to stamp] 1. a tool, usually club shaped, used to pound or grind substances in a mortar: see MORTAR 2. any of… …   English World dictionary

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