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pestle

pes·tle

pestle

 
pronunciation:
pe sl [or] pe stl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hand-held implement for grinding or pounding substances into powder, usu. in a mortar.
 
definition 2: any of several instruments for grinding or pounding.
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: pestled, pestles, pestling
definition: to pound or grind with, or as if with, a pestle.
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