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noun (n)

  • machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: stamp
    source: wordnet30
  • a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: muller, pounder
    source: wordnet30
  • a club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • An implement for pounding and breaking or braying substances in a mortar. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar (verb.change)
    Pestle the garlic.
    source: wordnet30
  • To pound, pulverize, bray, or mix with a pestle, or as with a pestle; to use a pestle. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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