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Definition 1: a club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar - [noun denoting artifact]

(pestle is a kind of ...) a tool used with workers' hands

Definition 2: 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 denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pestle in the sense of this definition

(pestle is a kind of ...) an implement used in the practice of a vocation

Definition 3: machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pestle in the sense of this definition

(pestle is a kind of ...) any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

(... is part of pestle) a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores

Definition 4: grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar - [verb of change]

Samples where pestle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pestle the garlic

(pestle is a kind of ...) reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

"grind the spices in a mortar" "mash the garlic"

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