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See definition of pestle on Dictionary.com
  • as ingrind
  • as inpound
  • as inpowder
  • as inpulverize

synonyms for pestle

  • grate
  • pulverize
  • reduce
  • scrape
  • abrade
  • atomize
  • attenuate
  • beat
  • bray
  • comminute
  • crumble
  • crumple
  • disintegrate
  • file
  • granulate
  • kibble
  • mill
  • pound
  • powder
  • rasp
  • shiver
  • chop up
  • levigate
  • roll out
  • triturate
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How to use pestle in a sentence

It was an attractive form of waste, so the team gathered droppings from a nearby farm, ground them into powder with a mortar and pestle and cooked them up—dry, wet, varied temperature, and so on.
TURKEY AND CHICKEN POOP HAVE UNTAPPED ENERGY POTENTIALLINA ZELDOVICHNOVEMBER 25, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
She broke open two heads of garlic, smashed the cloves in a mortar and pestle then dumped in spoonfuls of salt mixed with dried oregano and a Puerto Rican spice mix called adobo.
PUERTO RICAN PERNIL IS A STANDOUT THANKSGIVING ROAST. JUST GUARD THAT CRISPY SKIN.MONTI CARLONOVEMBER 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
While waiting for the water to boil, in a mortar with a pestle, pound the cloves, cardamom and cinnamon until roughly ground.
SHAAH, A SWEET AND SPICED SOMALI CHAI, IS JUST THE THING FOR YOUR AFTERNOON TEA BREAKIFRAH F. AHMEDOCTOBER 29, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Blend them together in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, working in batches, if needed.
THIS VEGGIE JOLLOF RECIPE WITH GHANAIAN ROOTS IS A GREAT WAY TO APPRECIATE THE WEST AFRICAN STAPLEBECKY KRYSTALSEPTEMBER 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Jack having overpowered her seized her by the hair and beat Baba Yaga with her own pestle.
THE STORY OF YVASHKA WITH THE BEAR'S EARANONYMOUS
F'r all ye know, it may be a short note to th' dhruggist askin' him to hit ye on th' head with a pestle.
MR. DOOLEY SAYSFINLEY DUNNE
I leaped at him and struck him a glancing blow with the heavy wooden pestle.
THE FIRE PEOPLERAY CUMMINGS
"I do not need advice from you," he growled, his wrinkled fingers grinding the rock pestle savagely against the bowl's contents.
WARRIOR OF THE DAWNHOWARD CARLETON BROWNE
She had got into the habit of relieving herself by an audible gasp each time she drove the pestle down.
THE MIDDY AND THE MOORSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Sally prefaced her reply with one of the professional gasps wherewith she was wont to bring down the iron pestle.
THE MIDDY AND THE MOORSR.M. BALLANTYNE
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WORDS RELATED TO PESTLE

  • abrade
  • atomize
  • attenuate
  • beat
  • bray
  • chop up
  • comminute
  • crumble
  • crumple
  • disintegrate
  • file
  • granulate
  • grate
  • kibble
  • levigate
  • mill
  • pestle
  • pound
  • powder
  • pulverize
  • rasp
  • reduce
  • roll out
  • scrape
  • shiver
  • triturate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.