Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pestle

3 senses of pestle

Sense 1
stamp, pestle -- (machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores)
       => machine -- (any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks)

Sense 2
pestle, muller, pounder -- (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)
       => tool -- (an implement used in the practice of a vocation)

Sense 3
pestle -- (a club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar)
       => hand tool -- (a tool used with workers' hands)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pestle

1 sense of pestle

Sense 1
pestle -- (grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar; "pestle the garlic")
       => grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute -- (reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic")

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