Pronounced: thuh-LASS-ick, adj
Notes: Sounds like a pickle (heh). Seriously, I should have known this word
The word comminute means “to pulverize”
Our word came into English in the mid-1600s
Background / Comments
I would never have guessed the meaning of our word – it looks like ‘commune’ or a short form of ‘communicate’. Our word comes from the Latin word comminuere, which is made up of com- (an intensifier) and minuere (to lessen).