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pestle

 [pes´'l]
an instrument with a rounded end, used in a mortar to reduce a solid to a powder or produce a homogeneous mixture of solids.

pes·tle

(pes'tĕl),
An instrument in the shape of a rod with one rounded and weighted extremity, used for bruising, breaking, grinding, and mixing substances in a mortar.
[L. pistillum, fr. pinso, or piso, to pound]

pestle

/pes·tle/ (pes´'l) an implement for pounding drugs in a mortar.

pestle

(pĕs′əl, pĕs′təl)
n.
A club-shaped, handheld tool for grinding or mashing substances in a mortar.
v.tr.

pes·tle

(pes'tĕl)
An instrument in the shape of a rod with one rounded and weighted extremity, used for bruising, breaking, grinding, and mixing substances in a mortar.
[L. pistillum, fr. pinso, or piso, to pound]

pestle

A club-shaped tool, used in a mortar, for grinding or mashing material.

pes·tle

(pes'tĕl)
Rodlike instrument with one rounded and weighted extremity, used for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar.
[L. pistillum, fr. pinso, or piso, to pound]

pestle

an instrument with a rounded end, used in a mortar to reduce a solid to a powder or produce a homogeneous mixture of solids.