Pronounced: thuh-LASS-ick, adj

Notes: Sounds like a pickle (heh). Seriously, I should have known this word

Yesterday’s word

The word comminute means “to pulverize”

First usage

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).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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