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Meaning of grist

grist

Pronunciation: (grist), [key]
— n.
  1. grain to be ground.
  2. ground grain; meal produced from grinding.
  3. a quantity of grain for grinding at one time; the amount of meal from one grinding.
  4. a quantity or lot.
  5. something employed to one's profit or advantage, esp. something seemingly unpromising: Every delay was so much more grist for her mill.
—v.t.
  1. to grind (grain).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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