Synonyms of pestle


1. stamp, pestle, machine

usage: machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores

2. pestle, muller, pounder, tool

usage: 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

3. pestle, hand tool

usage: a club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar


1. pestle, grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute

usage: grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar; "pestle the garlic"

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